Maya Fowler is a novelist, editor and translator living in Cape Town. Her debut novel The Elephant in the Room
was published by Kwela Books in 2009 and was subsequently shortlisted for the Herman Charles Bosman prize.
Besides general fiction, Maya is active in the young-adult arena. Thus far she has produced two Afrikaans-language titles: As Jy ’n Ster Sien Verskiet
(“When You See a Shooting Star”, Tafelberg Publishers, 2011) and Om Op Eiers Te Dans
(“Dancing on Eggshells”, Maskew Miller Longman, 2011). As Jy ’n Ster Sien Verskiet
was shortlisted for both the Sanlam prize and the MER prize for youth literature. Om Op Eiers Te Dans
won the 2011 Maskew Miller Longman youth literature award.
She is currently translating Karin Brynard’s multi-award-winning Afrikaans-language crime novel Plaasmoord
into English for the international market, and is a regular contributor to the Cape Times books page.