Heinz Mödler talks to Herman Lategan about his English translation, Son of a Whore. Since its launch last year, Hoerkind: Die memoires van ’n randeier has gained a growing readership through book clubs and literary festivals. This year it debuted on stage with Geon Nel in the title role. Why does this story touch people so much, and what effect did it have on the author to pour out his life and heart onto paper? Geon Nel will read extracts.