Other literary forms
Before his first two novels, Alan Paton (PAYT-uhn) wrote only juvenile poems and a play, while at college. A collection of his short stories, Tales from a Troubled Land, published in 1961, was republished that same year as Debbie Go Home. In 1964, he produced a play, Sponono, with Krishna Shah. His major work of biography is Hofmeyr (1964), better known in its abridged American version, South African Tragedy: The Life and Times of Jan Hofmeyr (1965). Paton’s autobiographies are titled Towards the Mountain (1980) and Journey Continued (1988).