Ken Barris

Membership Number: SAF03563

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Province:Western Cape

Profession Details

Speciality:Academic, Education, Fiction, Technical writer
Profession:Editor, Photographer, Writer


I am an editor specialising in fiction and non-fiction, research writing, and dissertations. At the time of my retirement I was an associate professor at Cape Peninsula University, and a rated National Research Foundation academic.

My qualifications include a PhD specialising in post-Apartheid fiction, an MA in Creative Writing, and an MA in General Linguistics. 

I am also a novelist and  poet, and have won various literary awards. These include the Herman Charles Bosman Award, University of Johannesburg Prize, Thomas Pringle Award, M-Net Book Prize, and the Ingrid Jonker Prize. I have judged various literary awards, most recently the Barry Ronge Prize, and have in the past been a book critic for the Mail & Guardian, Cape Times, and Sunday Times.

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