Trained in journalism, Don Makatile gravitated towards literary journalism from very early in his career. He distinguished himself as a book critic and has done so at the newspapers he worked for as a Features Writer and Editor.
He contributed to the US-based African books website www.africabookclub.com
He holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Wits University where, as part of the course, he finished a full-length novel, titled AN INTERRUPTED DEATH.
His short stories await a home in various anthologies. Only one so far, ON THE TRAIN TO RANDFONTEIN, has been accommodated – in an e-book the title of which THE SHORT STORY IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE SHORT STORY, was derived from a feature he wrote on the genre of short stories.
He writes for The Sunday Independent and privately runs the online literary magazine www.makatilemedia.com