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Robin Whales

Robin Whales was born in Zambia in 1931. When his father died, his mother and her three children moved to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He attended Milton School and then St Patrick’s in Kimberley. After matriculating, he graduated with a BA from the University of Cape Town.

He taught at Milton; married Dawn Norvall, a farmer’s daughter and a teacher; and later moved to Johannesburg to work in publishing. They opened and ran a publishing-related business before moving to Knysna (1999) where his wife ran a self-catering business.

They retired to Kronendal Village, Cape Town, in 2016. His wife died in September 2022.

Robin Whales continued to contribute to the literary world until his peaceful passing in February 2023.

Robin Whales
Author's Books
A Brief Splash of Joy and Other Stories

Transport yourself to the heart of South and Central Africa with this collection of short stories about ordinary people. Aged between 18 and 50, these characters find themselves entangled in situations that lead to tragedy, dishonesty, and betrayal.In one story, an older man takes advantage of his p...

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