Original Publication Date: 29 April 2014
It’s a veritable title wave!
Renowned Park novelist Hentrick Olifant announced that he is retiring from fiction writing and has decided to auction off all his unused titles.
In a short statement released today, Olifant thanked his readers for their many years of loyalty and said his plans for the future do not include novel writing.
“My days of writing fiction are over. With the years left to me, I would like to pursue other endeavours, including rest, but before I do so, I wish to thank my many readers for their loyalty. As you well know, my life in The Park predates zoocracy and should I decide at some point to resume writing, it would most likely be in the form of history or personal memoir,” the statement said.
Olifant is known as one of The Park’s most prolific writers and experts estimate that the number of titles put up for auction could be in the thousands.
“He is a great thinker as well as a great writer and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes up in the auction,” says Park historian Pieter Paaard.
Best known for his novel, Grasses, Leaves, Bamboo, Bark, which won the 2006 award for fiction at the Park Annual Literary Awards (now Chitter Radio Literary Awards), Olifant also served as a Park Archon in 27 AZ (2009).
According to his representatives, Olifant intends to donate all proceeds from the title auction to Park charities.