Alex Latimer is an award-winning 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, South and North – both with Diane Awerbuck under the pen name Frank Owen. His story ‘Extinction’ was shortlisted for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He co-authored How do you Sleep? with Diane Awerbuck.