I teach journalism and media studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. I edit the Rhodes Journalism Review. In addition to having been a journalist (for 16 years) and writing and teaching about journalism (for 21 years), I write poetry, read a lot of and teach courses in nonfiction writing and I research and write within the academy. The fusions, overlaps and fruitful synergies of all these pursuits really interest me.
As much as I like writing, I love talking so I’ve also been the convenor of the National Arts Festival public lecture series called Think!Fest (from 2008 to 2017).