Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

Mishka Hoosen

Tariq Hoosen won the ‘Best story’ award in the 2017 Short Sharp Stories anthology for his story “Wedding Henna”. Tariq is now working on his second novel.


“Whenever I think about Tariq Hoosen now, I will remember him when I reread Hemingway’s A Moveable Feats, when I reread Rainer Maria Rilke Letters to a young poet, when I reread Jean Rhys’s After Leaving Mr Mackenzie, reread NoViolet Bulawayo’s We need new Names and reread Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. He’s just that kind of writer.” – African Writer

Tariq Hoosen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed High School at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, USA, and did an MA in Creative writing at Rhodes University in South Africa. He’s currently working on a book about the emotional and intellectual appeal of perfume, conducting research in Paris on an IFAS residency.


BOOK: Call it a difficult Night