Gillian Slovo

South African-born GILLIAN SLOVO is the author of 13 novels and a family memoir, EVERY SECRET THING. Her novel, RED DUST, a courtroom drama set in contemporary South Africa exploring the effects of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, was made into a feature film and her novel, ICE ROAD, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Slovo also writes for the theater, and her productions include GUANTANAMO: HONOR-BOUND TO DEFEND FREEDOM, THE RIOTS, and her most recent, ANOTHER WORLD: LOSING OUR CHILDREN TO ISLAMIC STATE, which played at London’s National Theatre in 2016. Her latest novel, TEN DAYS, was published in March 2017. A reviewer for The Guardian, the Financial Times, and the BBC’s Radio 4, and a contributor of articles on contemporary South Africa, Slovo was the president of English PEN between 2010 and 2013 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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