Jen Thorpe is a feminist writer and researcher based in Cape Town, South Africa. Jen published her first novel, The Peculiars, with Penguin South Africa in 2016. It was long listed for the Etisalat Prize for Literature (2016) and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize (2017). Jen has published poetry, flash fiction, and short stories on a number of online publishing platforms including Itch, Brittle Paper, Aerodrome, Saraba Magazine, BooksLive, and Poetry Potion. She has completed writing residencies in Uganda, the USA and France. She is the editor of Feminism Is and also edited My First Time, which was launched at Open Book 2012.