Salamina Mosese is an actress, TV host and producer. She is known as presenter of Top Billing and for her role in series like Sewende Laan, Soul City and Erfsondes. She is managing director at Sorele Media and most recently produced and starred in the popular feature film, Baby Mamas. She lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two daughters.
Marie Lotz was born and bred in Benoni, Gauteng. She has a post-graduate degree in linguistics from University of Johannesburg. She used to work at Jacklin Publishers, and these days she is an editor of medico-legal reports. She has one son and lives in Pretoria. Her debut novel is titled Roofdier.
Jaco Strydom is a part-time minister in Pretoria and the leader of Echo Youth Development, a non-profit organisation that provides support and accommodation to vulnerable young adults across South Africa. He is a highly regarded columnist and writes for several publications. He studied theology at Pretoria University.
Joha van Dyk is a postgrad student at the University of Stellenbosch. She grew up on a farm in Kleinzee in Namakwaland. She completed her Masters Degree in English in 2020, cum laude. She is currently completing her PhD, while working part-time as tutor. Some of her poems appear in the anthology, Penseel.Branderjaer was her debut novel in 2020.
Chase Rhys (1989) is a Cape Town novelist, columnist, playwright and screenwriter. Their debut book Kinnes won the K. Sello Duiker Prize and the kykNET-Rapport Prize in the film category in 2019. Chase's weekly column, Suikewate, is published in Rapport.
Stephan Joubert is a theologian, minister, award-winning author and family man. He heads up ekerk and serves as extraordinary professor at various universities. He writes columns for Beeld and JUIG!Die Boodskap, with Jan van der Watt, has been a highlight in his life. Stephan has published more than 55 titles and has sold more than 200 000 books.
Rudie van Rensburg lives in Cape Town and has published eleven extremely popular crime novels: Slagyster, Kopskoot, Judaskus, Pirana, Kamikaze,Ys, Medusa,Vloek, Merk, Hartedief and Monster, and the top-selling comic novels Hans steek die Rubicon oor, Hans gee Herklaas horings, Hans bars die bioborrel and Hans hou sy lyf Sherlock.
Marnus Hattingh went to school in Bellville, before completing a Masters Degree in Hebrew at the University of the Free State. Thereafter he obtained an Honors Degree in Journalism at the University of Stellenbosh. These days he is a well-known car journalist. Zanzibar Zen is his debut novel. He lives in Pringle Bay.
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.
Charné Kemp is an award-winning investigative journalist and author. She has made a name for herself in the Afrikaans media through her work for various popular publications such as Rapport, Volksblad,Beeld, Netwerk24, Rooi Rose, Insig and Sarie.
She is the author of Moord op Griekwastad and Bloed, dunner as water. Charné lives in Kimberley.