Maxine Case

Maxine Case made her literary debut with All We Have Left Unsaid, a work that was awarded the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa), and in the same year was the joint winner of the Herman Charles Bosman Prize. Her most recent book, Papwa: Golf’s Lost Legend, was shortlisted for the 2016 Alan Paton Award. A fellow of the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowship Program, she has been named an honorary fellow in writing by the University of Iowa, Hong Kong Baptist University, and City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, and her work has been translated into several languages, including Dutch, Japanese and Mandarin. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the New School in New York and lives in Cape Town. Softness of the Lime, her second novel, will be published in July 2017. Image courtesy of Lisa Burrell.