Zoë Wicomb

Winner, Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction

Zoë Wicomb is a South African writer living in Glasgow, Scotland, where she is emeritus professor at the University of Strathclyde. She is the author of Still Life, October, The One That Got Away, and Playing in the Light, all published by The New Press, as well as David’s Story. She was an inaugural winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize in fiction.

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News and Reviews

The Post and Courier

Read a review of Zoë Wicomb’s new novel Still Life in the Post and Courier.

New York Times

The New York Times selected Still Life as one of the best works of historical fiction published in 2020.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker reviews October in their Briefly Noted section


Flavorwire picks October as a "Must-Read Book for March"


Books by Zoë Wicomb

A Novel

Zoë Wicomb

The One That Got Away
Short Stories

Zoë Wicomb

Playing in the Light
A Novel

Zoë Wicomb

Still Life
A Novel

Zoë Wicomb