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Kgebetli Moele
Biographical info

Kgebetli Moele has been a writer since he started high school. He currently lives in Pretoria, and is studying through Unisa.

Moele’s debut novel, Room 207, was published by Kwela Books in 2006. It was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book (Africa) in 2007. It was the joint-winner of the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English fiction as well as joint-winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing in the debut category.

Room 207 also received an honourable mention in the English category of the M-Net Book Prize. And in 2010 he received the South African Literary Award vir The Book of the Dead (Kwela, 2009)

Room 207 has been translated into French and Italian.

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