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Marli Roode

Marli Roode is a novelist, poet and critic living in Manchester. She was born in Praetoria in South Africa.

Her novel, Call It Dog (Atlantic Books, 2013), was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, longlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the South African Literary Awards K. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award. It was published in France by Payot & Rivages.

Her short stories have been published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology and Pieces Green was shortlisted for the 2011 Bridport Prize. In 2014, she was named as one of the Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans.

She will defend her thesis for her doctorate in Creative Writing from the University of Liverpool on the subject of women's autofiction, posthumanism and ecopoetics shortly after her residency stay in Prague.

Her criticism appears in the Manchester Review.

In Prague she would like to work on her next novel that reflects on modern-day questions of borders by drawing on Europe’s history of refugees to ask what home means, what country means.

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