07-11 September 2016

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

Bridget Pitt

bridget pitt
Bridget Pitt is a Zimbabwe-born South African writer. Her first published writing was for the anti-apartheid Grassroots newspaper in Cape Town. She later wrote educational material for NGO’s, school text books, poetry and fiction. She has published poetry, children’s fiction short stories, and two novels: Unbroken Wing and The Unseen Leopard, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2011, and for the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa in 2012. A story which was shortlisted for the 2012 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been included in an anthology of Commonwealth Prize submissions, and she was a runner up in the 2015 Short Sharp Story competition. Notes from the Lost Property Department was published in 2015.