Jane van der Riet grew up in Cape Town and joined the anti-apartheid struggle as a student. She has worked at the Social Change Assistance Trust, the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture, and as a student counsellor at the University of Cape Town. She still lives in Cape Town, where she practises as a psychotherapist. Jane has two children who teach her new things. How to Hide Inside a Three is her first novel.