Fiona Snyckers is an award-winning South African writer. In 2020, she won the South African Literary Award for best novel and the NIHSS Humanities Award for best novel, both for Lacuna. She has been nominated five times for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Fiona lives in Johannesburg with her family.
Her three books, Now Following You (Modjaji Books, 2015), SPIRE (Clockwork Books, 2017), and The School Gates (Modjaji Books 2021), are standalone novels that are also loosely connected as a trilogy.
Lacuna (Picador Africa, 2019) won the NIHSS Humanities Award for best novel, and the South African Literary Award for best novel in 2020. In 2021, it was longlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize.
Trinity Rising, Trinity On Air, Now Following You, and SPIRE were also longlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize.
Fiona was a judge of the Twenty in 20 Short Story competition in 2014. She was a judge of the Bessie Head Short Story Award for 2015 and 2016. She has acted as an external examiner for UCT’s MA in Creative Writing programme.
Fiona was educated at Rhodes University and at the University of the Witwatersrand where she earned an MA with distinction in English Literature. She lives in Johannesburg with her husband, three children, and four cats.
Fiona Snyckers is a published South African author. Her novels include: Trinity Rising, Trinity On Air, Team Trinity & Now Following You. Purchase your book today.