Hi, I’m Sally. Thanks for visiting my website.
I’m a novelist, short story writer and book review from Cape Town, South Africa.
Writing books has changed my life in so many ways and since publishing my first novel ten years ago, I’ve achieved so much. I’m a four-time winner of the M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction, was shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writer’s Short Story Prize and was named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans.
I’m passionate about youth literature and inspiring others on their writing journey. Watch this space for updates on my writing workshops, festival appearances, school visits and other news.
Awards and achievements:
2019 – South African Literary Awards’ (SALA) Youth Literature Award
2019 – Shortlisted for the Sanlam Prize for Youth Fiction
2019 – M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction
2017 – Shortlisted for the Short Sharp Stories Award
2014 – M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction
2013 – Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Short Story Prize
2012 – IBBY Honour List
2012 – M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction
2011 – MAIL & GUARDIAN’S Top 200 Young South Africans
2010 – Shortlisted for the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize
2008 – M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction
2007- SABC I Am a Writer Competition, English category