HEDLEY TWIDLE (rhymes with ‘idle’) is a writer, teacher and researcher based at the University of Cape Town. He was the winner of the inaugural Bodley Head / Financial Times Essay Competition in 2012 for his piece ‘Getting Past Coetzee’. His essay collection, Firepool: Experiences in an Abnormal World, was published by Kwela in 2017. His next book, on narrative non-fiction and the South African transition, will appear in 2019.



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University of Cape Town
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South Africa                                                           i was born 24 february 1980 in johannesburg
hedley.twidle@uct.ac.za                                       i found myself in a situation

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