Johann Rossouw is interviewed by Robert Vosloo about his new novel, Sluitstuk, which explores the relation between memory and history. The story opens three years after the death of one of the greatest Afrikaans writers. A Dutch woman comes to South Africa to do research for a biography on him. She visits the author’s former apprentice to find out more about the enigmatic figure. It is almost thirty years after the two men painfully parted ways. Who was the great writer really? Why did he allow the apprentice to come to his lonely deathbed? And what is the true motivation for the biography?