Walking, Falling is Kelwyn Sole's seventh collection of poetry. It extends and deepens themes that emerged in his earlier books: love and human relationships; the exposing of false and cliched perspectives in our socio-political life; our relationship as South Africans to land and landscape. Rustum Kozain has written about his work: "Whether the theme is the end of a relationship or the murder of immigrants, there is the calm look of analysis, a voice, like a conscience, that threatens to disturb the reader's complacency, but a voice simultaneously gentle with empathy and sincerity."
Kelwyn Sole was born in Johannesburg in 1951. He taught for thirty years at the University of Cape Town, retiring in 2016 as Professor and De Beers Chair of English Literature. He has won several awards, in South Africa and internationally, for both his poetry and for his critical work on South African poetry.