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Maya Fowler

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Once again, I’m a finalist in the Sanlam awards for youth literature, under the auspices of Tafelberg Publishers. Last time, my manuscript Detour made it to the top 5. It was subsequently published as As Jy ‘n Ster Sien Verskiet, after Michelle Cooper of Tafelberg asked me translate it into Afrikaans, which I did myself. This time the manuscript in question is My Life As a Moth. And the competition is looking great, with names such as Jayne Bauling and Jenny Robson – both prize-winners – in the mix. Winners to be announced in October.


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  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    June 24th, 2012 @21:03 #

    Maya, I just read As jy 'n Ster Sien Verskiet (silver lining to flu, four books read in two days), and I LOVED it. The writing is perfect for the youth audience without ever compromising style or originality. The evocation of life in a series of small Karoo towns: pitch-perfect. And Riekie is such an appealing rebel (with plenty of causes). Only quibble is that no-one planning to read this book should read the blurb on the Tafelberg website -- spoilers almost all the way!


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