Imraan Coovadia

Imraan Coovadia is a writer and director of the creative writing programme at the University of Cape Town. He most recently wrote the novel The Institute for Taxi Poetry (2012), winner of the M-Net Prize, and a collection of essays, Transformations (2012), which won the South African Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction. 

In 2010, his novel High Low Inbetween won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the University of Johannesburg prize. He has published a scholarly monographwith Palgrave, Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaul (2009), two earlier novels, and a number of journal articles. 

His fiction has been published in a number of countries, and he has written for many newspapers, journals, and magazines here and overseas, including the New York Times, N+1, Agni, the Times of India, and Threepenny Review.



The Institute for Taxi Poetry, 2012, Umuzi

Transformations (essays), 2012, Umuzi

High Low In-between, 2009, Umuzi

Authority and Authorship in V.S.

Naipaul, 2009, Palgrave Macmillan

Green-eyed Thieves, 2006, Umuzi

The Wedding, 2001, Picador USA