Fatima is a cook and former caterer. She loves people and uses her cooking to bring them together. Sydow’s Facebook page, where she shares her recipes, has gained her a massive following across the world. She and her twin sister Gadija have their own cooking show on Via, DSTV 147, called Kaap, kerrie & koesisters.
Ivor Price is well-loved name in Afrikaans TV & radio. He is a TV Presenter, Columnist and Co-founder of FoodForMzansi.co.za. The former SABC2 News Anchor currently presents Landbouweekliks, a popular VIA television show (DSTV channel 147), in which he criss-crosses the country to interview the movers and shakers of Mzansi’s agricultural industry.
Veteran ad man Ivan Johnson was executive creative director for the award-winning BBDO for seven years. He was the first South African to be invited to be a juror for the prestigious Cannes Lions international ad awards, and is also an accomplished illustrator. He lives in Cape Town.
Rudie van Rensburg lives in Cape Town and has published nine extremely popular crime novels: Slagyster, Kopskoot, Judaskus, Pirana, Kamikaze,Ys, Medusa,Vloek and Merk, and the comic novels Hans steek die Rubicon oor and Hans gee Herklaas horings.Kamikaze won the ATKV Woordveertjie for crime novels in 2018.
Marita van der Vyver published three novels for adolescents before her first adult novel, Griet skryf ‘n sprokie, became a best-seller, winning the M-Net, Eugène Marais and ATKV Prizes in 1992. Since then she has been a full-time writer of fiction for readers of all ages. She has won several awards and is translated into more than ten languages.
Ingrid Winterbach’s novels have won numerous awards, including the M-Net Prize, the Hertzog Prize and the UJ Prize. Her novels have also been published in the Netherlands, France and the USA. Winterbach is also a visual artist. She lives in Stellenbosch.
Deon Meyer is an internationally acclaimed writer living in Stellenbosch. His publications include twelve novels, inter alia 13 Uur, 2008, Spoor, 2010, 7 Dae, 2011, Kobra, 2013, Ikarus, 2015, Koors, 2016, and Prooi, 2018. Orion, Proteus and Infanta all received the ATKV Prize for Fiction and Prooi was awarded the ATKV Prize for Suspense Fiction.