Jen Thorpe is a feminist writer and researcher based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her first novel, The Peculiars (2016), was long listed for the Etisalat Prize for Literature (2016) and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize (2017). Her second, The Fall, was long listed for the Sunday Times CNA Fiction Prize (2021). She has published poetry, flash fiction, and short stories on a number of online publishing platforms including Itch, Brittle Paper, Aerodrome, Saraba Magazine, BooksLive, and Poetry Potion. She has published three feminist essay collections. Her new book, Adulting 101, is due in 2022.