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Megan Hall

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About Megan Hall

Megan Hall was born and grew up in Cape Town and studied at the University of Cape Town. She has worked in the publishing industry since 1995 and is currently Publishing Manager for dictionaries and school literature in English at Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

Her collection Fourth Child (Modjaji, 2007) won the Ingrid Jonker Prize for debut collections in English published in 2006 and 2007.

Her poetry has appeared in various local journals since 1991, as well as in the school anthology Worldscapes, edited by Robin Malan. A short story was published in Botsotso 14 and an essay of hers was included in Leaves to a Tree, edited by Robin Malan. She has also edited poetry and fiction for New Contrast and taken part in both Young Voices (the 2004 South African Online Writers’ Conference hosted by LitNet) and the 2005 Crossing Borders programme, a British Council-sponsored writer’s mentorship. She lives in Cape Town with her partner, daughter and cat.


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