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SA Partridge

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About SA Partridge

SA Partridge.jpgS.A Partridge lives in Cape Town, South Africa and is the author of the award-winning book, The Goblet Club – a novel about a young man’s frightening experience in the world’s worst boarding school. The novel won the SABC/You Magazine I am a writer Competition in 2007, as well as the MER Prize for Best Youth Novel at the Mnet Via Afrika Awards in 2008. The novel was adapted into a school play entitled G.I.F.

Her second novel, Fuse, deals with the sensitive subjects of school killings, bullying and runaways, and is set on the streets of Cape Town and Pretoria. It was published in 2009 by Human and Rousseau and was shortlisted for the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for youth literature in 2010. The novel was also chosen as Ibby South Africa’s English nomination for the Ibby International Honour Roll and will be showcased at the Ibby World Congress in 2012.

Her third novel, Dark Poppy’s Demise was awarded the MER Prize for Best Youth Novel in 2012.

Sally’s short story, Triolet, Mauritius. One am, appears in the Home Away anthology by Zebra Press published in 2010. The anthology was selected for the Exclusive Books Homebru List in 2010. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Short Story Prize.

The trials and tribulations of the average teenager are subjects very close to her heart and precisely what got her putting pen to paper in the first place. Sally likes to think that she writes about young people and not for them, despite gaining a steady following of teenage readers. Besides, writing about young people also ensures there is always something to write about.

As a journalist Sally has contributed to numerous publications including The Callsheet, The Event, Itch, PopMatters, Dazed and Confused and Music Review. She is the editor of The Event Newspaper.

She has also edited two novels in the Emily series for author Karen Michelle Brooks.

She was named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans for 2011 and one of South Africa’s best authors by Women 24.

Follow Sally on Twitter @Sapartridge or find her on Facebook at /Sapartridgewriter

Sally is represented by Isobel Dixon of the Blake Friedmann agency.

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