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Maya Fowler

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Cover story

As promised, the cover of my new young-adult novel, Om op eiers te dans, which won the Maskew Miller Longman prize for youth literature last week. I’m so pleased with what they’ve done – the mood of the shot, the Karoo scene, that dam … the delicate eggshells – everything’s perfect. (And of course there’s the little gold sticker, of which I’m so proud.) Whereas many of MML’s titles have very much a textbook appearance, as they’re marketed specifically at schools, MML MD Steve Cilliers mentioned they wanted more of a “trade” look for this one, because they hope it might have broader appeal. Fingers crossed it works out that way.