Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

Nthikeng Mohlele

NTHIKENG MOHLELE was partly raised in Limpopo and Tembisa Township, and attended the University of the Witwatersrand, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art, Publishing Studies and African Literature. He is the author of five critically acclaimed novels: The Scent of Bliss (2008), Small Things (2013), Rusty Bell (2014), Pleasure (2016) and Michael K (2018). Pleasure won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Main Prize for South African Writing in English as well as the 2017 K. Sello Duiker Memorial Prize at the South African Literary Awards. Illumination is Mohlele’s sixth novel.

Nthikeng Mohlele will be performing at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020

book: Illumination

earlier books: The Scent of Bliss, Small Things, Rusty Bell, Pleasure, Michael K.

Photo credits Nicolise Harding / PanMacmillan.