About

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Hi, I’m Sally. Thanks for visiting my website.

I’m a novelist, short story writer and book review from Cape Town, South Africa.

Writing books has changed my life in so many ways and since publishing my first novel ten years ago, I’ve achieved so much. I’m a three-time winner of the M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction, was shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writer’s Short Story Prize and was named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans.

I’m passionate about youth literature and inspiring others on their writing journey. Watch this space for updates on my writing workshops, festival appearances, school visits and other news.

Awards and achievements:

2014 – M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction

2013 – Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Short Story Prize

2012 – IBBY Honour List

2012 – M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction

2011 – MAIL & GUARDIAN’S Top 200 Young South Africans

2010 – Shortlisted for the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize

2008 – M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction

2007- SABC I Am a Writer Competition, English category

I’m represented by Tom Witcomb of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency in London.