By: Jackson Biko aka Bikozulu
It starts with a girl. Girls actually. Its only fair that it starts with a girl, no? Only problem is that most stories that start with a girl always end up with someone banging on the door saying; I just want to talk. This is not one of those stories. This one is about Larry.
SOUTH AFRICAN, JOURNALIST & NOVELIST
Her debut novel, The Madams, was shortlisted for the K. Sello Duiker Award in 2007.Her other novel, Men of the South, was shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
In April 2014 Wanner was named on the Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define trends in African literature. She proved she was worth that praise by producing another amazing novel London CapeTown Jo’burg and then went ahead to win the K. Sello Duiker Award (which is part of the South African Literary Awards) in 2015.
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