JO-ANNE RICHARDS is a South African novelist and journalist whose work has been published internationally. She teaches creative writing through Allaboutwriting. The Innocence of Roast Chicken is her first novel, originally published in 1996. It was a South African bestseller and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, shortlisted for the M-Net Book Prize and chosen as the 1997 Dillan’s Debut Novel in London. Jo-Anne’s other novels include Touching the Lighthouse (1997), Sad at the Edges (2003), My Brother’s Book (2008) and The Imagined Child (2013).
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