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Dawn Garisch

Dawn Garisch

Dawn Garisch

(Zimbabwe, 1958)
Dawn Garisch has had five novels, a collection of poetry, Difficult gifts, and a memoir/popular science work, Eloquent body, published. Both short stories and poetry have been published in anthologies, journals and magazines. She has had a short play and short film produced, and has written for television and newspapers. Three of her novels have been published in the United Kingdom.
In 2007, her poem ‘Blood Delta’ was awarded the DALRO prize. In 2010, Trespass was short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize for Fiction in Africa, and in 2011 her poem ‘Miracle’ won the EU Sol Plaatjie Poetry Award.

Her interest in interdisciplinary work in all art forms and psychology has led to her running both memoir-writing and creative method courses. She is a practising medical doctor and lives in Cape Town.
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Difficult gifts. Modjaji Books, Cape Town, 2011

Babyshoes. Simon & Schuster UK, London, 2004.
Once, two islands. Myrmidon Books, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2008
Trespass. Kwela, Roggebaai, 2009
Eloquent body. Modjaji Books, Cape Town, 2012

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Personal blog
Gedichten van Dawn Garisch
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère