Athol Williams - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Athol Williams is an award-winning South African poet and social philosopher. He has published four collections of poetry, had poems published in forty literary publications and received four poetry awards – Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award for 2015 & 2016, 2016 Parallel Universe Poetry Prize at Oxford University and the 2017 South African Independent Publishers Award for Poetry. Athol’s acclaimed autobiography, Pushing Boulders: Oppressed to Inspired chronicles his escape from Apartheid. He holds degrees from Oxford, Harvard, LSE, MIT, London Business School and Wits. His creative and scholarly work focuses on advancing structural social justice and ethical development.