Allan Kolski Horwitz grew up in Cape Town. Between 1974 and 1985 he lived in the Middle East, Europe and North America, returning to South Africa in 1986. Since then he has been based in Johannesburg. He is a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group and Botsotso Publishing.
Previous titles include his poetry collections We Jive Like This, Dirty Washing (both with the Botsotso Jesters) and Saving Water, as well his short fiction collections Un/Common Ground and Out of The Wreckage. He will be launching Meditations of a Non-White (short stories) and his latest volume of poetry, There are two Birds at my Window along with the latest edition of Botsotso at Open Book 2012.