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.@TheFolioPrize 2015 Longlist Revealed, Including Damon Galgut, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and @dinawmengestu: bit.ly/13aY1hM

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Adam Haupt

Adam Haupt

Dr Adam Haupt is the author of Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion (HSRC Press, 2008), which is available under an open content license at www.hsrcpress.co.za.

The book tells ...

 
Adam Schwartzman

Adam Schwartzman

Adam Schwartzman was born in Johannesburg in 1973. After completing degrees in English literature and development studies at Oxford University, he held positions in the South African National Treasury, the ...

 
Aernout Zevenbergen

Aernout Zevenbergen

Aernout Zevenbergen was born in Zambia but grew up in the Netherlands.
Since 1997, he has lived and worked in Africa, travelling through more than thirty countries and reporting on news, ...

 
Aher Arop Bol

Aher Arop Bol

Aher Arop Bol (Santino Bol) was born in a Dinka village in the Bahr el Ghazal region of Southern Sudan. The journey described in The Lost Boy is the author’s ...

 
Alastair Bruce

Alastair Bruce

Alastair Bruce was born in Port Elizabeth and studied at the University of Cape Town where he started in a science degree course but ended with a masters in English ...

 
Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Alex Smith is a mother, writer, traveller, teacher, textile merchant, and adventurer. She is the author of the novels , Four Drunk Beauties, Agency Blue, Algeria’s Way and Drinking from ...

 
Alistair Morgan

Alistair Morgan

Alistair Morgan was born in Johannesburg in 1971. In 2009 he became the first non-American to win the Plimpton Prize for Fiction. Alistair’s highly acclaimed debut novel Sleeper’s Wake ...

 
Alta Cloete

Alta Cloete

Alta Cloete is ’n Sutherlander wat al meer as dertig jaar aan die hitte van die Paarl probeer gewoond raak. Sy kon nog nie daarin slaag nie, maar het wel ...

 
Amanda Coetzee

Amanda Coetzee

When she isn’t writing crime thrillers, Amanda Coetzee works as a deputy headmistress. She grew up in Bedford, England, and now lives in Rustenburg with her husband and son. Flaming ...

 
Andie Miller

Andie Miller

Andie Miller started out professional life as an actress. From 1993–2007 she worked for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation as resource centre manager and webmaster. In ...

 
Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown practises as an advocate in Cape Town, and is a reservist sergeant in the South African Police Service. He is the author of four novels: Inyenzi, about the ...

 
Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Feinstein was elected an ANC member of parliament in South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. He resigned in 2001 in protest at the ANC government's refusal to allow ...

 
André Brink

André Brink

André Brink was born in Vrede in 1935. In his eventful life (certain details of which can be found in a short biography, below) he has written over sixty books ...

 
André Krüger

André Krüger

André Krüger woon in Pretoria, maar kom van Johannesburg. Hy is tans ’n kieskeurige boekhandelaar – hy verkoop allerlei tipes solank hulle van papier gemaak is.

Hy was vroeër ’n ...

 
André Pretorius

André Pretorius

André Pretorius is gebore in Marble Hall en het skoolgegaan op Groblersdal. In sy matriekjaar het hy die eerste keer oorsee gegaan – na die Olimpiese Spele in Barcelona ...

 
Andy Sutherland

Andy Sutherland

Two years after Michael’s death Andy Sutherland decided to write The Summer of the Bees, based primarily on his own diary and the frequent emails he had been sending to ...

 
Angela Makholwa

Angela Makholwa

Angela Makholwa lives and works in Johannesburg. Her debut novel, Red Ink (2007), is a gripping psychological thriller. This was followed by the entertaining escapades and sexual misadventures of modern ...

 
Angelina Sithebe

Angelina Sithebe

Angelina Sithebe is a writer and a divorced mother of three. Born and raised in Soweto, she's a graduate geologist from Brooklyn College in New York. She has ...

 
Anne Landsman

Anne Landsman

ALTHOUGH I grew up in Worcester, a small South African town in the shadow of the Brandwacht mountains, that wasn't the real me. The real me was best friends with ...

 
Anne Townsend

Anne Townsend

Anne-Elizabeth Townsend works as a language coach, teacher-trainer and writer. She is based in Cape Town and can be reached at townsend_anne@yahoo.co.uk ...