Jo-Anne Richards is a South African novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing, whose work has been published internationally. She teaches creative writing through Allaboutwriting, having recently left Wits University, where she lectured for fifteen years.
Her latest novel, The Imagined Child, Picador Africa, was released in 2013. See synopsis and review quotes. My Brother’s Book, was also published by Picador Africa. See synopsis and review quotes.
Her first novel, The Innocence of Roast Chicken, was originally published by Headline Review in the UK, and has recently been re-released as part of the Picador Africa Classics collection.
When it first appeared, it topped the South African bestseller list in its first week and remained there for 15 weeks. It was nominated for the Impac International Dublin Literary Award, short-listed for the M-Net Book Prize and chosen as the 1997 Dillon’s Debut novel in London.