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Arja Salafranca
Arja Salafranca has published two collections of poetry, A Life Stripped of Illusions, which received the Sanlam Award for poetry and The Fire in which we Burn. Her third poetry collection is Beyond Touch (Modjaji Books/Dye Hard Press 2015).

Her fiction has been published in local and international journals and anthologies, as well as online. Her debut collection of short fiction, The Thin Line, was published in 2010 (Modjaji Books).

Arja was a participant in the 2004 Online writer’s conference, the 2004 Writer’s Conference hosted by Centre of the Book and the Poetry Africa 2007 Festival, and the 2010 Women Writers Conference held by the Department of Arts and Culture. She participated in the Franschoek Literary Festival in 2010, 2012 and again in 2014.

An anthology of prose and poetry, Glass Jars Among Trees, which she edited with the poet Alan Finlay, was published in 2003. She also edited an anthology of short fiction, The Edge of Things (Dye Hard Press, 2011).

She is the recipient of the 1994 and 1999 Sanlam Award, for poetry and fiction, and the 2010 DALRO poetry award for poetry. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Thomas Pringle Award for a short story. In 2012 The Thin Line was longlisted for the Wole Soyinka Award.
Arja Salafranca
Arja Salafranca
She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Wits University.

She is the lifestyle and arts editor on The Sunday Independent.

She can be found online at: http://arjasalafranca.blogspot.com/
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