Karen Jennings

Karen Jennings is a South African author. Her debut novel, Finding Soutbek, was

shortlisted for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for African Fiction. In 2014 her short story

collection, Away from the Dead, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International

short story competition. Her memoir, Travels with my Father, was published in 2016,

and in 2018 she released her debut poetry collection, Space Inhabited by Echoes.

Her historical mining novel, Upturned Earth, was published in 2019, followed in 2020

by An Island, which was published by Holland House Books and longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize.