Photo by Chris de Beer

Photo by Chris de Beer


b. 1990, Durban
South African / British


Publisher, uHlanga
Deputy chair, Short Story Day Africa
Fiction editor, Prufrock


  • BA, English and Journalism & Media Studies (Rhodes/UCKAR)
  • BA Hons, Media Theory & Practice (UCT) 
  • MA, English Language & Literature (UCT)


  • Mandela Rhodes Scholar, 2015
  • Winner: Thomas Pringle Award for Short Fiction in Periodicals (South Africa), 2016
  • Winner: National Arts Festival Short Sharp Stories Awards (South Africa), 2014
  • Winner: SA Arts Journalism Awards Special Silver Merit for Features, 2014
  • Shortlisted: Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, 2016
  • Shortlisted: White Review Prize (U.K. & Ireland), 2015
  • Shortlisted: Ake/Air France Prize for Prose (Nigeria), 2015
  • Longlisted: Edge Hill Prize, 2017
  • Nominee: SA Arts Journalist of the Year, 2014