Zoë Wicomb was born in Namaqualand in what was then the Cape Province. Her first book, You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town, gained her an international reputation on its first publication in the US and in the UK. It was published in South Africa for the first time in 2008. David’s Story (1987) received the 2002 M-Net Literary Award. Her work has been translated into Dutch, Swedish, French, Italian and German. She has also written short stories published in numerous anthologies, as well as critical articles on South African writing and Postcolonial theory and writing. She now lives in Glasgow where she is Professor in the Department of English Studies at Strathclyde University. She is also Visiting Professor Extraordinaire at Stellenbosch University.