Ake Festival 2017
14-18 November, 2017
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Diane Awerbuck is a writer, teacher and reviewer. She wrote Gardening at Night, awarded the Commonwealth Best First Book Award (Africa and the Caribbean). Her work is widely translated. Awerbuck’s short stories are collected in Cabin Fever. ‘Phosphorescence’ was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize; ‘Leatherman’ won the 2015 Short Story Day Africa competition; ‘Nagmaal’ was listed for the Commonwealth Short Story Award 2017.
Her doctorate deals with trauma literature: The Spirit and the Letter: Narrative, Warblogs and the Public Sphere. Awerbuck’s latest highbrow-horror novel is Home Remedies. Her poetry and interviews are at http://aerodrome.co.za/tag/diane-awerbuck/. She recently published a haiku (sen-ryu) notebook, As above, so below, which rewrites the Bible.
Her open-source sex education manual for kids, The Baby Book, is available from www.bookdash.org. She is currently co-writing a frontier-fiction series with Alex Latimer, under the pen name Frank Owen. South was out in July 2016, and North will be out in 2018.