Mary Watson

Genres: Fiction | Irish Writing | Novel | Young Adults

Mary Watson grew up in Cape Town during the apartheid years and did her Masters in Creative Writing with André Brink. She won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2006 and appeared on Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of influential writers. Blood to Poison was published by Bloomsbury in April 2022, it is her third novel for young adults and the first rooted in her South African heritage. Mary now lives in Galway with her family.

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