Justin Fox

Justin Fox is a Cape Town-based travel writer, novelist, and editor. Justin was a Rhodes Scholar and holds a PhD in English from Oxford University.  He was a research fellow at the University of Cape Town after his doctorate, where he still teaches part time. Justin’s articles and photographs have appeared internationally in a number of award-winning publications and his short stories and poems have appeared in multiple anthologies.

Justin is a two-time Mondi journalism award winner (1999 and 2004). His recent books include AFRICA LENS (Jacana, 2009), THE MARGINAL SAFARI (Umuzi, 2010), UNSPOTTED (Mampoer, 2013) and THE IMPOSSIBLE FIVE (Tafelberg 2015, Jacaranda Books UK 2018). THE MARGINAL SAFARI was nominated for the 2011 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and the 2012 Olive Schreiner Prize for Literature.

Justin’s debut novel WHOEVER FEARS THE SEA (Umuzi, 2014) was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize, Africa’s richest literary prize. His second novel, the best-selling THE CAPE RAIDER (Penguin Books 2021, Sapere Books UK 2021) is the first in a planned series of Jack Pembroke naval adventures.

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