Jerzy Koch

Jerzy Koch

Polish literary scholar, specialist in Dutch studies specialising in Afrikaans literature and language, colonial literature, and Dutch and South African literatures. The first Pole and foreigner to become a full member of the South African Academy for Science and Art. Works translated by him into Polish include Flemish, Dutch and South African pieces, including those by J. Bernlef, Hugo Claus, Job Degenaar, Eduard Douwes Dekker, Fernand Florizoone, Guy van Hoof, Gerrit Kouwenaar, Lucebert, Harry Mulisch, Leonard Nolens, Felix Timmermans, Karel Verleyen and Jan de Zanger.