Arja Salafranca’s debut collection of short stories, The Thin Line, was published by Modjaji Books in 2010. She has published two collections of poetry, A life Stripped of Illusions, 1995 and The Fire in Which we Burn, 2000. Her poetry is also collected in Isis X (Botsotso), 2005. She received the 2010 Dalro Award for poetry and has twice received the Sanlam Award, for fiction and poetry. In 2003 she co-edited the anthology Glass Jars Among Trees with Alan Finlay (Jacana, 2003). She selected stories for The Edge of Things, an anthology of South African short fiction, published by Dye Hard Press in 2011. She edits the Life supplement in The Sunday Independent and has completed an MA in Creative Writing at Wits University. Blog: http://arjasalafranca.blogspot.com/ She is a member of SA Pen.