English novels written by South African women in 2018 – a list!

Last updated: 2 August 2020

You may have read about the project I’m undertaking. If not, please read this page.

Today’s list is of books published in 2018 (in alphabetical order by surname).

Hope you enjoy!

  • Nechama Brodie, Knucklebone, Pan Macmillan
  • Karin Brynaard, Homeland, Penguin (translation)
  • Marilyn Cohen De Villiers, A beautiful family, Mapolaje
  • Marilyn Cohen De Villiers, Deceive and defend, Mapolaje
  • Marilyn Cohen De Villiers, When time fails, Mapolaje
  • Nerine Dorman, The Firebird, CreateSpace
  • Ceridwen Dovey, In the garden of the fugitives, Hamish Hamilton
  • Maya Fowler, Patagonia, Umuzi
  • Carol Gibbs, All things bright and broken, Jacana
  • Rachel Haze, The ecstasy of brushstrokes, MF Books
  • Cat Hellinsen, Empty Monsters, Self-published
  • Clare Houston, An unquiet place, Penguin
  • Cynthia Jele, The ones with purpose, Kwela
  • Raashida Khan, Mirror Cracked, Kwarts
  • Qarnita Loxton, Being Lily, Kwela
  • Kirsten Miller, Hum of the sun, Kwela
  • Kharnita Mohamed, Called to song, Kwela
  • Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, The theory of flight, Penguin Random house
  • Vanessa Raphaely, Plus One, Pan Macmillan
  • Claire Robertson, Under glass, Umuzi
  • Irna Van Zyl, Death cup, Penguin Random House
  • Irma Venter, Circus, Human and Rousseau
  • Irma Venter, Blue Sunday, Human and Rousseau
  • Rahla Xenopoulos, The Season of Glass, Umuzi

*DISCLAIMER: If you know of a book and it doesn’t appear here, let me know! This post will be updated as and when I get new information.

Any omission is because I am human, and deeply flawed. Please help me correct my errors.

If you are are a South African women writer who published a full-length English novel (or whose novel was translated to English) in 2018, and your name is not on this list, please email me to let me know. Details here.*

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