Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Obz Thursday 8 December - FINAL OTW GIG IN OBZ THIS YEAR

Our guest this week is Finuala Dowling.

Please note this is the last gig in Obz this year. We resume in January.


Finuala is a poet and novelist with four novels and four poetry collections to her credit. Her poetry collections have won the Ingrid Jonker Prize; the Sanlam prize and the Olive Schreiner Prize.  She has been invited to read her poetry at the Aldeburgh Poetry festival in the UK, in Paris, and at many South African literary festivals.  Several of her private poetry students have gone on to publish their own volumes and to win prizes.

Finuala’s novel Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart won the 2012 MNet prize for fiction. Her fourth novel, The Fetch, won the 2016 Herman Charles Bosman prize.

Finuala divides her time between writing and her role as senior lecturer in the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at UCT, where one of her main tasks is organising its annual Summer School.

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