Karen Jennings was born in Cape Town in 1982. She holds Master’s degrees in both English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.
Karen’s stories and poetry have been published in journals across the globe, in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Australia and Greece. In 2010 her short story From Dark won the Africa Region prize in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Mia and the Shark won the English section of the Maskew Miller Longman short story competition in 2009 and is now studied in schools. Finding Soutbek is her first novel.
Karen is currently researching her second novel as part of a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal under the supervision of Kobus Moolman.