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Diane Awerbuck

Diane Awerbuck is a teacher, writer and reviewer. Awerbuck wrote Gardening at Night which was awarded the Commonwealth Best First Book Award (Africa and the Caribbean). Awerbuck’s short stories are collected in Cabin Fever and her latest thriller is Home Remedies, set in Fish Hoek. Her stories have been shortlisted for the Caine Prize, the Commonwealth Short Story Award, and won the Short Story Day Africa Prize. Her doctorate focused on the intersection of technology and trauma: The Spirit and the Letter: Warblogs, Trauma and the Public Sphere. She also writes educational materials and children’s books. South and North, her American-frontier fiction series (co-written as Frank Owen, with Alex Latimer) is out now. Awerbuck and Latimer are currently working on a collection of short stories together, titled Megafauna.

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