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. Forthcoming in 2017: The Fifth Mrs Brink, a memoir (Jonathan Ball Publishers); and Fake Lives, a novel (Protea Book House).