Stephen Gray (30 November 1941 – 22 October 2020) was a South African writer and critic.
Gray was born in Cape Town on 30 November 1941. He studied at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, and later at the University of Cape Town, Cambridge University, England, and the University of Iowa, US. Until 1992, he was Professor of English at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg.
Gray was a prolific poet and published eight novels. Recurrent themes include attitudes to homosexuality and the many rewritings of history in South Africa. He also wrote for the theatre and edited collections of work by Athol Fugard and Herman Charles Bosman.
Gray died on 22 October 2020 in Johannesburg at the age of 78.