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A Life in Words

Catriona Ross is the author of the novels The Last Book on Earth, The Presence of Peacocks, Little Diamond Eye and The Love Book, as well as An Uncommon Gift: the story of the South African Bone Marrow Registry and the lives changed by stem cell donation. She was features editor on O, The Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan, and has written articles for several publications including Psychologies, Men’s Health, Woman & Home, Good Housekeeping and Women’s Health. Catriona is a past overall winner of the South African Mental Health Information Centre Media Awards for destigmatising mental illness. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, and currently works as Editor of Local Fiction at Penguin Random House South Africa.   

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