Deena Padayachee

MB Ch B (Natal). Winner: Olive Schreiner Prize for prose (1994) Winner: Nadine Gordimer Prize for a short story (1991). Winner of the Fay Goldie Award (three times) and a prize from the Grahamstown Eisteddfod for prose writing.

Short stories and poems broadcast on SAFM and published in literary journals in India, the UK, USA, Canada and Australia and translated into Tamil and Hindi.

Short stories published in over 12 literary anthologies including A century of South African short stories, the University of Cambridge’s New Writing from South Africa, Penguin’s Contemporary short stories and Reader’s Digest’s Best South African short stories.

Prescribed author for KZN matrics in 2004/2005. Monthly Columnist for the Sunday Times Extra till 2008.

Invited author at the university of Copenhagen (1999), university of Tubingen (1999), Teacher’s College of Mauritius (2007), State University of Louisiana (2008), University of Zululand (2012)

Poems and prose published in 2011/2012 by Rhodes university, Wits University and the University of Oklahoma as well as in other literary anthologies.


Deena Padayachee

Deena Padayachee

Phone: 0315022533