Dryad Press | Our Authors

Forthcoming Authors in 2019:

Sally Ann Murray

Sally Ann Murray

Sally Ann Murray (Sam) is Chair of the English Department at the University of Stellenbosch. She has an MA (cum laude) and a PhD from the University of Natal, Durban. Her novel Small Moving Parts (Kwela, 2009) won the 2013 UKZN Book Prize, the…
Brian Walter

Brian Walter

Brian Walter taught literature at the University of Fort Hare for 19 years. He later worked in educational and community development projects, mostly in the Eastern Cape. He currently works with a writing group in Helenvale, a troubled area…

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…

Our Authors: 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…

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…

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.…

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