Mishka Hoosen is a writer, teacher and creative director currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in the US and received a Masters in Creative Writing from Rhodes University in South Africa. His short stories have appeared in anthologies by Short Sharp Stories and Short Story Day Africa, and his poetry has been published in numerous magazines in South Africa and abroad. His debut novel, Call It a Difficult Night, was published by Deep South Books in 2015. His writing has taken him to Ireland to perform poetry and to France for research on a book on the cultural history of perfume in the Anthropocene. He currently runs his own creative studio, lectures part-time and works as the perfume columnist for The Attic on Eighth. He has previously worked as a blogger, NGO project manager, teacher, and apprentice perfumer. His work deals with themes of scent, madness, desire and the body.