Achmat Dangor (born 30 November 1947 in Johannesburg) is a South African writer. His most important works include the novels Kafka's Curse (1997) and Bitter Fruit (2001), but he is also the author of three collections of poetry, a novella and a short-story collection. He is the winner of many literary prizes, including the South African Bosman prize for Kafka's Curse. Bitter Fruit was shortlisted for Booker Prize for 2004. Dangor is also an active development professional and has headed up various non-governmental organisations in South Africa, including the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. He is currently Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife, Audrey, and young son Zachary.