Arja Salafranca

Arja Salafranca was born in Spain in 1971 and is a South African writer, poet and journalist. Salafranca has had fiction, poetry and essays published in a number of journals and anthologies. Her first poetry collection, A life stripped of illusions, received the 1994 Sanlam Award for poetry, while a short story, ‘Couple on the Beach’ was a winner of the same award in 1999 for short fiction. Her second collection of poetry, The fire in which we burn, was published by Dye Hard Press in 2000. An anthology of prose and poetry, Glass Jars Among Trees, which she co-edited with Alan Finlay, was published by Jacana Media in 2003. Salafranca is editor of the Sunday Life supplement in the Johannesburg-based The Sunday Independent. Her debut collection of short stories, The Thin Line, was published by Modjaji Books, in 2010.

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