Finuala Dowling established her literary career as a poet. Her first collection, I Flying, won the Ingrid Jonker Prize; her second, Doo-Wop Girls of the Universe, was a co-winner of the Sanlam prize, and her third, Notes from the Dementia Ward, won the Olive Schreiner Prize. Her novel, Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart, won the 2012 MNet prize for fiction. Dowling is currently senior lecturer in the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at UCT. The Fetch is her fourth novel.
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