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Ivan Vladislavic

About 

Ivan Vladislavić is a novelist, essayist and editor. He lives in Johannesburg where he is a Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.

His books include The Folly, The Restless Supermarket, Portrait with Keys and Double Negative. Among his recent publications are Flashback Hotel, a compendium of early stories, and The Loss Library, a reflection on writing. He has edited volumes on architecture and art. His work has won several prizes, including the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times  Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. In 2015, he was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction.

Titles by this author

Portrait with keys consists of 138 numbered short texts, each addressing life in...

Two sought-after collections of short stories by Ivan Vladislavic are brought together and made...

A senior photographer introduces a young man to the intricacies of photography. 'If,...

What happens when a story goes missing or remains unrecorded? When a writer carelessly gives his...

It is 1993, and Aubrey Tearle’s world is shutting down. He has recently retired from a...
‘YOU CAN’T RUSH THE BUILDING OF A NEW HOUSE. YOU’VE GOT TO GET THE WHOLE...
A private-eye convention and a tussle over a Pierneef A young man's unsettling...
The boundaries of Johannesburg are drifting away, sliding over pristine ridges...