Lauri Kubuitsile is a full-time writer living in Botswana. She has written children’s books, short stories, novellas and several romance novels. She has also self published several e-books. She was the 2007 winner of the BTA/ Anglo Platinum Short Story Contest and the recipient of the Botswana Ministry of Youth and Culture’s Orange Botswerere Award for Creative Writing in the same year. In 2009 she won the Baobab Literary Prize (USA) in the junior category and in 2010 in the senior category. She was on the shortlist for the 2011 Caine Prize. The Scattering, her most recent novel was published in 2016.