05-09 September 2018

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Liesl Jobson

Liesl Jobson photo by John Hishin

Liesl Jobson is an award-winning South African writer.. She won the Inglis House Poetry Contest (2004), the POWA Women’s Writing Poetry Prize (2005), the Ernst van Heerden Creative Writing Award (2006) and the Faye Goldie Award (2007). She is a contributing editor to Books LIVE and curates the South African domain of Poetry International. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Sean O’Faolain and the Thomas Pringle short story awards. She has published two collections of her work – View from an Escalator (poetry), 100 Papers (flash fiction) and earlier in 2013, a collection of short stories, Ride the Tortoise, and a children’s book, A Fish and a Gift (2014).

Image courtesy of John Hishin