NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: Saturday , 20th August 2016 * Westville Library Room G4 * 11h00
Speaker: Kirsten Miller
Kirsten, born in Port Elizabeth, has lived in Johannesburg, London and Cape Town.
Since 2014, she has worked as a manager at an early intervention centre for autism in Durban.
Her first novel, All is Fish, was shortlisted for the EU/Jacana Literary Award in 2005 and published by Jacana two years later. Her autobiographical account of her early experiences in the field of autism, Children on the Bridge – A Story of Autism in South Africa, was published in 2006, also by Jacana. She has published short stories in six collections, a short play, a children’s book, and was a finalist in the SA PEN Literary Award three times. Her second novel, Sister Moon, was published by Umuzi in May 2014. Kirsten studied English and Anthropology, and obtained an Honours degree (cum laude) in Drama in Education and Community Theatre in 1993. She recently completed her MA in Creative Writing at UKZN, looking at Autism and representation in literature.