Photo by    Chris de Beer

Photo by Chris de Beer


b. 1990, Durban
South African / British


Publisher, uHlanga


  • MA, English Language & Literature (UCT)

  • BA (Hons), Media Theory & Practice (UCT)

  • BA, English and Journalism & Media Studies (Rhodes/UCKAR)


  • Skye Foundation Scholar, 2019–

  • Oppenheimer Memorial Trust grant, 2019–

  • Mandela Rhodes Scholar, 2015–6

Selected awards:

  • Winner: Nadine Gordimer Award, 2018, for The First Law of Sadness

  • Winner: Thomas Pringle Award for Short Fiction in Periodicals (South Africa), 2016, for “1-HR FOTO”

  • Winner: National Arts Festival Short Sharp Stories Awards (South Africa), 2014, for “Turning”

  • Winner: SA Arts Journalism Awards Special Silver Merit for Features, 2014, for “Vida Loves You”

  • Shortlisted: Nadine Gordimer Award, 2017, for Stations

  • Shortlisted: White Review Prize (U.K. & Ireland), 2015, for “Posman”

  • Longlisted: Edge Hill Prize, 2017, for Stations

  • Nominee: SA Arts Journalist of the Year, 2014 and 2015