S. J. Naudé
S J Naudé is the author of The Alphabet of Birds, a prize-winning collection of short stories published in Afrikaans, English and Dutch. He studied law at the University of Pretoria as well as at Cambridge and Columbia. He also holds a master’s degree in creative writing. He is a past winner of the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize and the Jan Rabie Rapport Prize, and was awarded the Jan Rabie and Marjorie Wallace Writing Scholarship for 2014. His work has appeared in Granta and journals in the United States, the Netherlands, and Italy. Having worked in New York and London for many years, he currently lives in Johannesburg. The Third Reel has been translated from the Afrikaans original, Die derde spoel by the author.
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