Maya Fowler is a novelist, editor and translator living in Cape Town, South Africa. Her debut, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, (Kwela 2009) was shortlisted for the Herman Charles Bosman prize. Maya’s two Afrikaans-language YA titles are AS JY ’N STER SIEN VERSKIET (“When You See a Shooting Star”, Tafelberg Publishers, 2011) and OM OP EIERS TE DANS (“Dancing on Eggshells”, Maskew Miller Longman, 2011). AS JY ’N STER SIEN VERSKIET was shortlisted for both the Sanlam prize and the MER prize for youth literature, while OM OP EIERS TE DANS won the 2011 Maskew Miller Longman youth literature award.
Maya is currently translating Karin Brynard’s multi-award-winning Afrikaans-language crime novel PLAASMOORD into English for the international market.
Maya’s gripping, dark, genre-bending YA dystopian novel DEAD MEAT is coming soon.