Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: Ivan Vladislavić was born in Pretoria in 1957 and lives in Johannesburg. His books include the novels THE RESTLESS SUPERMARKET, THE EXPLODED VIEW and DOUBLE NEGATIVE, and the story collections 101 DETECTIVES and FLASHBACK HOTEL. In 2006, he published PORTRAIT WITH KEYS, a sequence of documentary texts on Johannesburg. He has edited books on architecture and art, and sometimes works with artists and photographers. TJ/DOUBLE NEGATIVE, a joint project with photographer David Goldblatt, received the 2011 Kraszna-Krausz Award for best photography book.
His work has also won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the Alan Paton Award, the University of Johannesburg Prize and Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Creative Writing Department at Wits University.
‘One of the most imaginative minds at work in South African literature today.’ – André Brink
‘Ivan Vladislavić is the most significant writer in South Africa today.’ – Focus on Africa
'One of South Africa's most finely tuned observers' - Ted Hodgkinson, The Times Literary Supplement