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Lauri Kubuitsile
Biographical info

Lauri Kubuitsile is a full-time writer living in Botswana.

She has published three children’s books, two detective novellas and three collections of short stories for children co-written with two other Batswana writers. She has published three romance novels with Sapphire Press; Kwaito Love, Can He Be The One?, and Mr Not Quite Good Enough.

Kubuitsile was the 2007 winner of the BTA/ Anglo Platinum Short Story Contest and the recipient of the Botswana Ministry of Youth and Culture’s Orange Botswerere Award for Creative Writing in the same year.

In 2009 she won the Baobab Literary Prize (USA) in the junior category and in 2010 in the senior category. She was on the shortlist for the 2011 Caine Prize.

Kubuitsile is married and has two teenage children.

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