Mary Watson (author)
Mary Watson (born 31 May) is a South African author. In 2006 she won the Caine Prize for African Writing and in 2014 was named on the Africa39 list of writers from sub-Saharan Africa aged under 40 with potential and talent to define trends in African literature.
Born in Cape Town, Watson completed her master's degree in creative writing under André Brink at the University of Cape Town. After receiving a second master's degree at the University of Bristol in 2003, she returned to Cape Town where she completed her PhD. She worked as a lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Cape Town between 2004 and 2008.
Watson is the author of Moss, a collection of short stories published in 2004. In 2013, her novel The Cutting Room was published by Penguin South Africa. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies.
- Moss, Kwela, Cape Town, 2004
- The Cutting Room, Penguin, Johannesburg, 2013
- The Wren Hunt, Bloomsbury, 2018
- The Wickerlight, Bloomsbury, 2019
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