Dryad Press | Our Authors

Our Authors: 2017

Michèle Betty

Michèle Betty is the poetry editor of New Contrast:  The South African Literary Journal and the founder of Dryad Press (Pty) Ltd, a bespoke poetry publishing company dedicated to the promotion and publication of poetry in South Africa.  She…

Beverly Rycroft

Beverly Rycroft was born in the eastern Cape and is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand. A qualified teacher, she taught widely at various schools before turning full-time to writing and journalism.…

Forthcoming Authors in 2018:

Tony Ullyatt

Tony Ullyatt is an award-winning author, scriptwriter, playwright, literary critic, poet and translator. He was born in Nottingham and educated in the United Kingdom, India, Kenya and South Africa. From 1983 to 2003, he was professor of English…

Joan Hambidge

Joan Hambidge is a poet, novelist critic and public intellectual. She teaches Afrikaans and Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town and serves on the Council of Stellenbosch University. Her poetry has been the recipient of the Eugène…

Kambani Ramano

Of Nsenga and Venda descent, Kambani Ramano is a poet and photographer and a global wanderer of sorts. With an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, his poetry is an examination of crisis and faith, and seeks to draw beauty…

Stephen Symons

Stephen Symons is a practising graphic designer and poet. He holds an MA in Creative Writing (with distinction) from the University of Cape Town and is currently completing a PhD in Historical Studies. His poetry, essays and short-fiction have…

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