Athol Williams

AboutAthol Williams

Athol Williams is renowned for his literary and advocacy work to foster a more just society. He has published 17 books including six books of poetry and the “Oaky” series of children’s picture books.

His most recent poetry book, “Whistleblowing” (Geko, 2021) stems from his ordeal following blowing the whistle on state capture and corruption in South Africa. He is a two-time winner of the Sol Plaatjie European Union Poetry Award as well as four other literary awards. Over 100 of his poems have been published in journals and anthologies around the world.

As a social philosopher, Athol is a regular speaker and author of articles relating to social and ethical matters. He holds six degrees from Harvard, Oxford, MIT, LSE, London Business School and Wits.