Masande Ntshanga is the author of the acclaimed novels, The Reactive (2014), winner of a Betty Trask Award in 2018, and Triangulum (2019), nominated for the 2020 Nommo Awards for Best Speculative Novel, as well as Native Life in the Third Millennium (2020), an interlinking collection of poetry and prose. He is the winner of the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award in 2013, and a finalist for the Caine Prize in 2015. He was born in East London, South Africa, and graduated with a degree in Film and Media and an Honours degree in English Studies from the University of Cape Town, where he became a creative writing fellow, completing his Masters in Creative Writing under the Mellon Mays Foundation. He received a Fulbright Award, an NRF Freestanding Masters scholarship, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and a Bundanon Trust Award. He has written for Chimurenga, VICE, The LA Review of Books Quarterly Journal, MIT Technology Review and n+1.
This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of Masande Ntshanga's presentation; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 22 November and will remain available through 20 December 2021.