Alex Smith


Alex Smith  is the author of our first Young Adult novel, Devilskein & Dearlove. She lives in Cape Town with her partner, their book-eating baby boy and their two dogs. She has had four novels published in South Africa (Random House/Umuzi Imprint who are also publishing the SA edition of Devilskein & Dearlove),

Alex won Silver in the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature for Agency Blue in 2009, the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award for Four Drunk Beauties in 2011 and was short-listed for the Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative, the SA PEN Literary Award and for the  2010 Caine Prize.


Alex’s story, “Icosi Bladed Scissors” appears in Weird Lies

Alex blogs here

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