Tim Couzens (1944–2016) was a South African literary and social historian, and travel writer. He was educated at Durban High School, Rhodes University, and the University of the Witwatersrand. He won a number of awards for his works, and was employed in the Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
|Born||13 February 1944|
Durban, South Africa
|Died||26 October 2016(aged 72)|
|Occupation||Writer, literary and social historian|
|Education||Durban High School|
In mid October 2016 Couzens suffered a severe head injury from a fall causing a brain haemorrhage. He fell into a coma and then died on October 26.
- The Return of the Amasi Bird: Black South African Poetry 1891-1981 (Ravan Press, 1982), co-edited with Essop Patel
- The New African: A Study of the Life and Work of H.I.E. Dhlomo (Ravan Press, 1985)
- Tramp Royal: The True Story of Trader Horn (Wits University Press, 1992)
- A new edition of Sol Plaatje's Mhudi with (Francolin Publishers, 1996)
- Murder at Morija: Faith, Mystery, and Tragedy on an African Mission (University of Virginia Press, 2003)
- Battles of South Africa (David Philip, 2004)
- 1993 Alan Paton Award (Tramp Royal)
- "RIP Tim Couzens (1944-2016)". Books Live Sunday Times. Sunday Times. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
- "About Tim Couzens". Random Struik. Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Books by Tim Couzens (Author of Tramp Royal)". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
- "Respected author Tim Couzens dies". News24. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
-  Entry at Durban High School Class of 1961 tribute page. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
- Grant-Marshall, Sue (28 October 2014). "AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Pity of the Great War". Business Day Live. Retrieved 12 August 2015.