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Meet the Judges

Sarah Lotz

Sarah Lotz

 

Sarah Lotz

Sarah is a screenwriter and novelist. She forms part of the Helena S. Paige trio. Her latest novel, Day Four, has just been published by Hodder & Stoughton. She lives in Cape Town with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

Paige Nick

Paige Nick

Paige Nick

Paige is an award-winning advertising copywriter, Sunday Times columnist and author of the critically acclaimed novels, A Million Miles from Normal (Penguin) and This Way Up (Penguin). She is also one third of Helena S. Paige trio who together write a series of choose-your-own-adventure erotic novels.

 

 

 

 

 

 Professor Karin Scherzinger

Professor Karin Scherzinger

 

Professor Karin Scherzinger

Karen is a professor at Wits University. She is a regular member of the panel for the UJ Prize for South African Writing in English. She also serves as an external examiner for other universities’ creative writing courses. This year Karen was invited to lecture at the University of Augsburg in Germany as a Guest Professor.

 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Richards

Jo-Anne Richards

 

Jo-Anne Richards

Jo-Anne is the internationally published novelist of five novels and, six of her short stories have been published in collections. She runs creative writing courses through allaboutwritingcourses.com, which offers online and face to face classes in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

 

 

 

 

Frith

Frith Thomas w&h editorial director

Frith Thomas, w&h editorial director

“There’s such an art to writing short stories. They’re small, little gems – just a slice of life, yet shot through with enough detail to arrest the reader. Firstly, imagine the bones of your story, the beginning, middle and end; then dream up rich layers to breathe life to it. Lastly, re-read your writing, making sure the next person to see it believes it to be true.”

 

 

 

Fourie Botha

Fourie Botha

 

Fourie Botha

Fourie is the publisher for local fiction at Penguin Random House South Africa. He holds master’s degrees in English literature and creative writing from the University of Cape Town. A collection of his poetry was published in 2011 and shortlisted for the Ingrid Jonker Prize. He lives and works in Cape Town.

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