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[ BIOS ]

Peter J. Morris
Writer, teacher, and current SA inhabitant of Portugal with a brand new hip. Practise is an extract from his novel Joburg Bad City.

Vinod Subramanian
Filmmaker, musician, sound designer & recording engineer. First published fiction.

Kgaogelo Lekota
Poet whose pen flows in proportion to human intersection with his creative space (when not studying at Wits Univ.).

Stacy Hardy
Writer, sweet wizard. Currently working on a film of one of her shorts (Love Sick).

Phillip Zhuwao
Widely published and anthologised Zimbabwean poet who died in 1997.

Aarti Srijeyakumar
Featured in Andreas Buchanan And Shannon Randall (eds): Dishes in the danger Zone & Other Stories by third-year journalism students in Robert Berold's writing class at Rhodes University from which Coming Home is extracted.

Lesley Odendal
Featured in Andreas Buchanan And Shannon Randall (eds): Dishes in the danger Zone & Other Stories by third-year journalism students in Robert Berold's writing class at Rhodes University from which Oshakati, Vamboland is extracted.

Gary Cummiskey
Editor of the journal Green Dragon (PO Box 783211, Sandton 2146), and publisher of Dye Hard Press titles. New collection of poems just out: Bog Docks. (bookshops, or write direct to: PO Box 783211, Sandton 2146, or email

Sonwabo Meyi
Poet in defence of an undiluted vocabulary fuelled by image, music, and surrealistic imagination. Currently living in Grahamstown.

Aryan Kaganof
Decline and Fall is extracted from Stones Again (Pine Slopes, 2004). Numerous awards and prizes for films. substancebooks will publish a new edition of his controversial novel Hectic! soon to be made into a film. Publisher: Pine Slopes Publications.

Graeme Feltham
Writer. Author of One Hundred Naked Beers (Brevitas, 2002). substancebooks will be publishing his new novel meltwaters, as well as a collection of shorts Lost in Found.

Suzanne du Preez
Publishing Co-ordinator at David Krut Publishing, poet at sweet.

Mzwandile Matiwana
Mzwandile's collection I lost a Poem, has just been published by Deep South Publishing.

Robert Berold
Author of 3 books of poetry, the latest being Rain Across a Paper Field (Gecko, 1999); editor of the critically acclaimed anthology: It All Begins: Poems From Postliberation South Africa (Gecko, 2002) and publisher: Deep South Publishing.

Mark Johnstone
Currently living in Spain, Johnstone makes a welcome return to publishing after an absence of some years.

Aishwarya Iyer
Now resident in Calcutta, India, to do a masters in English Lit.

Nadine Botha
Joburg-based writer with self-published chapbook compared to not eating tuna or chocolate (2003)(copies from: P.O. Box 457, Vrede, 9835), as well as a book to be published by Deep South Publishing.

Richard Fox
Poet, impresario, and general strategist for a better future when not managing Book Dealers of Bedfordview.

Rosamund Stanford
Writer living in the wilds of the Eastern Cape. Chapbook of poetry out: "the peeling of skies" (Aerial Publishing, P.O. Box 404, Grahamstown, 6140).

Bernat Kruger
Fully organic poet from Delmas. Forthcoming title from Deep South Publishing.

Mpho Romaano
Poet, playwright, actor and director. His collection of poetry titled The Wings and a collection of plays (with Oupa Mongwe) The Ultimate Disaster and other plays will be published later this year.

Joan Metelerkamp
Numerous volumes to her credit, the latest being requiem (2003) published by Deep South. substancebooks will publish her latest book, more of you. Past editor of New Coin.

Sean O'Toole
Past editor of, current editor of Art South Africa. Writer too.

Fred de Vries
Blixa Bargeld: Something better than death, we can always find is an extract from a book of interviews conducted by Fred de Vries with 80s musicians. He is currently writing a biography of Sinclair Beiles. Both titles will be published by substancebooks.

Julian Jonker
Freelance writer. His work has appeared in many local publications and he has also been included in Life In The Wires: The Ctheory Reader.

Tessa Laird
Art critic and teaches theory at the Manukau School of Visual Arts in Auckland, New Zealand. Recently started studying again and is investigating lecturing as a form of performance art.

Toast Coetzer
Lyricist for The Buckfever Underground. substancebooks will be publishing their songbook w/CD. Photographer too.

Miles Keylock
Journalist and music critic at large. Sideline: CD importation/distribution.

Max du Preez
Ground breaking journalist (Vrye Weekblad) and author of the superb memoir Pale Native: Memories of a Renegade Reporter (Zebra, 2003).

Mia Ou
Taiwanese artist currently living in New Zealand. Her recent work uses photography and video to explore the expectations of marriage and obedience imposed on women in traditional Taiwanese society.

Lesego Rampolokeng
Various books and spoken word CDs. New: the second chapter (Pantolea Press, 2003), Black-Heart (Pine Slopes, 2004) White-Heart (Deep South, 2005). He has also been included in Life In The Wires: The Ctheory Reader.

Chris Kraus
The Blessed is an extract from Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness (Semiotext(e), 2004) by Chris Kraus. (Sure, Blessed has been published in Log Illustrated, Artext and more & less, but it's really that good). Her novel Torpor will be out soon.

Ema Tavola
Fijian princess who has lived in Belgium and currently resides in New Zealand, where she studies sculpture and makes waves in the local Pacific community.

Mark Waller
Mark Waller is a journalist currently living in Helsinki, Finland. "Ranting At Fat Arses" was first published in April 2004 in the Finnish magazine Voima (

Dror Eyal
Glitchy soul, postculture-worker, One of Two Foxes, software artist, programmer.

Meena Kandasamy
A writer and translator based in Chennai, India. Recently won first prize in the Indian Horizons Poetry Contest 2004 organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi.

Paul Wessels
Wrote most of these bios himself. Complaints to: P.O. Box 101, Nowhere, 4321. Deep South will be publishing my ghost in the bush of lies. Editor of sweet, and publisher of substancebooks.