The Pressure to Produce – some thoughts on capitalism and creativity

Most creatives will tell you that the pressure to produce, to create, has both benefits and drawbacks. A little bit of creative pressure can squeeze out the best of your creative juices like a well rolled toothpaste tube. For me, a deadline or a competition is something that can drive me towards a finish line… Continue reading The Pressure to Produce – some thoughts on capitalism and creativity

Book Festivals Galore – HOORAY!

Hello everyone out there in this wild and ever-changing world! I hope you are all holding tight to your hearts and staying sane and warm (in the Southern Hemisphere) and cool (up North). Adulting update: I'm a mom now, send treats! How life has changed in the last few months! I became a mom in… Continue reading Book Festivals Galore – HOORAY!

Big news!

This past weekend I was thrilled to find out that I'd been longlisted for the CNA Sunday Times fiction prize alongside a stellar list of writers. I mean, look at these covers. Image from Sunday Times Books Live I am really honoured to be long listed, and thought you should go out and get a… Continue reading Big news!

The Little Local Launches Festival

As an author, the launching of your book is often when it feels most real. A book launch means people come and listen to you talk about this creation and the creation process and ask interesting questions about something you have invested years of your time in. It is a beautiful nourishing experience. Lockdown meant… Continue reading The Little Local Launches Festival

Watch the launch of the Fall, here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqmNWYEUhlM&ab_channel=NBPublishers I was so lucky to talk with the amazing Nechama Brodie about The Fall yesterday! In the interview we talk about: Writing residencies (find out more about how to go on your own one here);Whether or not to study creative writing at university;My (still growing) list of South African women novelists; andThe Fall. In… Continue reading Watch the launch of the Fall, here!