Denis Hirson

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: South African poet, actor and lecturer, now living in Paris. Author of a collection of poetry GARDENING IN THE DARK (SA: Jacana, France: Le Temps qu'il fait) as well as THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR TO AFRICA (SA: David Philip), and from Jacana: I REMEMBER KING KONG (THE BOXER), WE WALK STRAIGHT SO YOU BETTER GET OUT THE WAY and WHITE SCARS. WHITE SCARS is a lyrical meditation on reading and its significance in our lives, which was runner-up for the South African Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-Fiction Prize 2007. 

THE DANCING AND THE DEATH ON LEMON STREET Literary Fiction, 276 pages Jacana Media (South Africa) - August 2011 Shortlisted for Commonwealth Book Prize 2012 The lives of people on Lemon Street, hidden in a leafy suburb of a 1960s South Africa wracked by uncertainty. 'An elegant bittersweet novel.' -- Hadrien Diez, Africabookclub.com

THE DANCING AND THE DEATH ON LEMON STREET

Literary Fiction, 276 pages
Jacana Media (South Africa) - August 2011

Shortlisted for Commonwealth Book Prize 2012

The lives of people on Lemon Street, hidden in a leafy suburb of a 1960s South Africa wracked by uncertainty.

'An elegant bittersweet novel.' -- Hadrien Diez, Africabookclub.com

WHITE SCARS Non-fiction essays, 196 pages Jacana Media (South Africa) - August 2006 A lyrical meditation on reading and its significance in our lives, focusing on four works that changed the author – books by Perec, Raymond Carver, and poet Breyten Breytenbach, as well as a book on the Sharpeville shooting.

WHITE SCARS

Non-fiction essays, 196 pages Jacana Media (South Africa) - August 2006

A lyrical meditation on reading and its significance in our lives, focusing on four works that changed the author – books by Perec, Raymond Carver, and poet Breyten Breytenbach, as well as a book on the Sharpeville shooting.