Fred Khumalo the author of several books, and the recipient of a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University. His writing has appeared in various publications, including the Sunday Times, the Toronto Star, New African magazine, the Sowetan and Isolezwe. Two Tons o’ Fun is his latest novel for adults, and he has just published a YA novel, Crossing the River.
He is also the author of The Longest March, Dancing the Death Drill (winner of a Humanities and Social Sciences Award and adapted for the West End), Bitches’ Brew (joint winner of a European Union Literary Award) and Seven Steps to Heaven. His memoir, Touch My Blood, was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Prize for Non-fiction in 2007. A book of his short stories, Talk of the Town, won the Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award in 2020.
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