Kelly-Eve Koopman

Kelly-Eve Koopman is a writer, change-maker and artivist. She has written and published a number of works, including her debut memoir, Because I Couldn’t Kill You, longlisted for the Sunday Times National Book Award in 2019. Kelly-Eve is also the co-curator of the acclaimed LGBTQIA+ anthology They Called Me Queer. Most recently, she has concluded a residency at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies, writing her first novel, and she has just completed the Realness AuthenticA Series Lab residency, culminating in a pitch at the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France. Kelly-Eve is finishing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of the Western Cape.