About Dawn Garisch

Dawn Garisch has had five novels, a collection of poetry Difficult Gifts and a memoir/popular science work Eloquent Body published. Both short stories and poetry have been published in anthologies, journals and magazines. She has had a short play and short film produced, and has written for television and newspapers. Three of her novels have been published in the UK.

In 2007 her poem ‘Blood Delta’ was awarded the DALRO prize. In 2010 Trespass was short-listed for the Commonwealth prize for fiction in Africa, and in 2011 her poem ‘Miracle’ won the EU Sol Plaatjie Poetry Award.

Her interest in interdisciplinary work in all art forms and psychology has led to her running both memoir writing and creative method courses. She is a practising medical doctor and lives in Cape Town.

We’re glad to offer you this brief taste of Dawn Garisch’s work, with thanks to our friends at the Badilisha Poetry X-Change.

Poems by Dawn Garisch

All That Life - Dawn Garisch

Books by Dawn Garisch



'Blood Delta' was awarded the DALRO prize

Prize website

'Miracle' won the EU Sol Plaatjie Poetry Award

Prize website