CHRIS VAN WYK was born in Soweto, South Africa. A writer of poetry, books for children and teenagers, short stories, and novels, he is best known for his best-selling memoir SHIRLEY, GOODNESS AND MERCY. Today he lives in Johannesburg.
Born in Cape Town, PADDY BOUMA taught at the University of Stellenbosch until 2006 and has exhibited and published widely. She lives in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch.