Steven Boykey Sidley is the award-winning and multi-shortlisted author of four novels and a play (Shape, co-written with Kate Sidley). His books are currently in stores in Johannesburg, France and the UK, and will be available in the US stores in October 2017. Free Association grew out of Sidley’s obsession with podcasts, which fills many of his hours on any given day. He currently lives in Johannesburg with his wife and two children. Sidley won the UJ Fiction Prize (Debut) in 2012, and has since been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Awards, the UJ Main Fiction Prize and the MNet Literary Award.