Dominique Botha

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: Dominique Botha lives in Johannesburg and works coordinating arts projects. Her first novel, FALSE RIVER is published by Random House Umuzi in South Africa, as well as in Afrikaans as VALSRIVIER. It is the first novel to win the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize in both English and Afrikaans simultaneously.

FALSE RIVER has further won the Eugéne Marais Prize 2014 for debut work awarded by the South African Academy for Science and Arts, the Jan Rabie-Rapport Prize 2014 for debut or early work in Afrikaans,  and was a finalist in the Sunday Times Literary Prize 2014, the Kyknet Rapport Prize and the 2014 Versindaba Lykgedig Competition.

Dominique is currently working on a novel.

FALSE RIVER Literary Fiction, Random Umuzi, 2014 An autobiographical novel set in the South African hinterland during the dying days of apartheid. It is a story of sibling love and loss, tracing the relationship between the narrator Domnique and her older brother Paul from their rural childhood in the Orange Free State to Paul’s death from a heroin overdose at the age of 27 

FALSE RIVER

Literary Fiction, Random Umuzi, 2014

An autobiographical novel set in the South African hinterland during the dying days of apartheid. It is a story of sibling love and loss, tracing the relationship between the narrator Domnique and her older brother Paul from their rural childhood in the Orange Free State to Paul’s death from a heroin overdose at the age of 27