Mishka Hoosen was born in Johannesburg. She was given a scholarship to finish high school at Interlochen Arts Academy in the northern Michigan woods, USA. She went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. She is currently studying anthropology, conducting fieldwork investigating experiences surrounding gender, sexuality, power, trauma, and artistic expression.
Her short story, Spirits of the Dead Keep Watch was featured in Short Story Day Africa's acclaimed anthology, Terra Incognita. Her first full-length book, Call it a Difficult Night was published by Deep South Books in October 2015.
Call it a Difficult Night, 2015, Deep South Books