I was born in Jelenia Góra, Poland, and lived in Austria, the United States and Wales, before finding a home in South Africa when I met and married the love of my life, the author André Brink. My doctoral thesis was published as Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer Writing Post-Apartheid South Africa (2008). I am the editor of Touch: Stories of Contact (2009), Encounters with André Brink (2010), Contrary: Critical Responses to the Novels of André Brink (with Willie Burger, 2013), and Water: New Short Fiction from Africa (with Nick Mulgrew, 2015). My play for young adults A Change of Mind won the MML Literature Award in the Category English Drama in 2012. I also write short stories, book reviews, essays, and poetry. I live in Cape Town with my cat family: Glinka, Salieri and Mozart. Invisible Others is my first novel. It was longlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. My memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink was published in 2017. Forthcoming: Fake Lives, a novel.