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Yvette Christiansë
Biographical info

Yvette Christiansë was born in South Africa under apartheid and, at the age of eighteen, emigrated with her family via Swaziland to Australia.

She is the author of the poetry collection Castaway (published by Duke University Press in 1999). She teaches English and postcolonial studies at Fordham University and lives in New York City.

The US edition of her first novel, Unconfessed, was published by Other Press in 2007. It was honoured as a 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award finalist in the US, and the local edition (published by Kwela) was short-listed for the UJ Prize for English Creative Writing, 2008.

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