Alex Latimer is a South African writer and illustrator. His picture books for children have been published and translated around the world. He has written one novel, The Space Race, and has co-written two others, Southand North – both with Diane Awerbuck under the pen name Frank Owen. His story ‘Extinction’ was shortlisted for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He is currently working on Megafauna, a collection of short stories.