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S.A. Partridge is an author of young-adult fiction novels and short stories. She was named one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in 2011, a distinction awarded annually to notable South Africans under the age of 35.

Her debut novel, The Goblet Club, won the SABC/You Magazine I am a writer Competition in 2007, as well as the MER Prize for Best Youth Novel at the M-net Via Afrika Awards in 2008.

Her second novel Fuse was short listed for the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for Youth Fiction awarded by the SA English Academy and was an IBBY Honour Book in 2012.

Dark Poppy’s Demise was awarded the MER Prize for Best Youth Novel, at the Media24 Literary Awards (previously the Via Afrika Awards).

She has contributed stories to several anthologies including Home Away (Zebra, 2011), Bloody Parchment (2011), AfroSF (StoryTime, 2012) and various school anthologies.

Her fourth novel for young people, Sharp Edges, was published in 2013.

As a journalist Sally has contributed to numerous publications including The Callsheet,
The Event, Itch, PopMatters, Dazed and Confused and Music Review.

She currently lives in Cape Town.