About Sarah Penny
Sarah Penny was born in Cape Town in 1970 and educated at the University of Cape Town and Rhodes before completing an MLitt in Creative Writing at St Andrews University, Scotland. She lives in London and is creative writing tutor at Brunel University as well as working part-time for the Open University. Her travelogue and first book, The Whiteness of Bones, was published in 1997 and her first novel, The Beneficiaries, was published in 2002 (shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2003). She also writes short stories and contributes to a variety of publications, including The Guardian Unlimited and The Journal of Post-Colonial Writing.