Fiona Snyckers

Fiona Snyckers is the author of the Trinity series of novels and the Sisterz series of mobile novels. She lives in Johannesburg.

Seen elsewhere: Some things that don’t ring true

Fiona Snyckers Elders gesien 2022-11-17

"Quite apart from the comments about Afrikaans, Charlize said some other things that don’t ring true to the South African ear."

Inter-review with Fiona Snyckers, author of The school gates – light with a bite

Janet van Eeden, Fiona Snyckers Books and writers 2021-11-05

"I wanted to make the point that competitive parenting has become a worldwide phenomenon."

An interview with Fiona Snyckers

Janet van Eeden, Fiona Snyckers Books and writers 2019-11-15

"Most of my books deal with issues that affect women, and it’s hard to rank these in terms of importance."

Lacuna: an interview with Fiona Snyckers

Naomi Meyer, Fiona Snyckers Books and writers 2019-06-04

"It is about a woman by the name of Lucy Lurie (clearly inspired by Coetzee’s character of the same name), who is trying to recover from a gang rape. What makes her situation more unbearable is that a male writer, John Coetzee, has written a bestselling book about her experience. She feels as though it was her story to tell."

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019: personal reflections

Fiona Snyckers Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-22

"We all want our books to sell well and to reach the widest possible audience. Being invited to Franschhoek is an invaluable leg-up for any writer’s career. May the festival continue to go from strength to strength."

Student protests and books to protest by

Fiona Snyckers Universiteitseminaar | University Seminar 2016-03-14

"Student grievances have been the subject of some of the best post-apartheid novels. These are not books that appeared briefly in print, sold a few hundred copies and disappeared without trace. They have been prescribed for school and university, reprinted many times, and translated into different languages."

Sacred corpses

Fiona Snyckers 2015-01-12 "This is not to suggest that there is anything wrong with honouring the Charlie Hebdo dead, merely that our indifference to the deaths of people of colour in war-torn zones is shameful and needs to be challenged. No corpses are more sacred than others."

Review like nobody's watching

Fiona Snyckers, Naomi Meyer 2014-12-02 Within South Africa's claustrophobic literary scene everybody is too afraid to write bad book reviews. Fiona Snyckers tells Naomi Meyer what needs to be done.