January 10, 2024
Nadia Davids is a South African writer, theatre-maker and scholar. Her plays have garnered various theatre awards and nominations and been staged locally and internationally. Her debut novel “An Imperfect Blessing” was long-listed for the South African Sunday Times Fiction Award and shortlisted for the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature. “An Imperfect Blessing” was named one of This is Africa’s best African novels and was on 2020’s Lonely Planet reading list. Her personal essays have appeared in the Mail and the Guardian, the Johannesburg Review of Books and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She has presented programs for the BBC and her work has been featured on CNN. In June 2017 Nadia was elected President of PEN South Africa where, along with the PEN SA board, she has worked to protect writers at risk, defend freedom of expression and support the literary landscape of South Africa.