Beverly Rycroft (Graven) was born in Stutterheim, South Africa, and grew up in the Eastern Cape, the USA and KwaZulu-Natal. She is a graduate of UCT and Wits.
A qualified teacher, she won the 2012 Ingrid Jonker Prize for her debut poetry collection, missing, and the 2014 Thomas Pringle Award for Poetry in Journals. She has read at South African literary festivals and at the Aldeburgh Festival in the UK. Beverly lives in Cape Town with her family. A Slim Green Silence is her first novel.