Penny Lorimer

Penny Lorimer

Penny Lorimer grew up in Johannesburg and studied drama at UCT. She’s been an actor, a waiter, a personal assistant, a fundraiser, a carer, and a picture framer among other things. She’s written media releases, speeches, textbooks, a Grade 8 novel, and an adult novel. She lives in Cape Town.

2021 Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature shortlist: an interview with Penny Lorimer

Naomi Meyer, Penny Lorimer Books and writers 2021-04-26

"What distinguishes South African stories is that they are about people who experience our environment in the same way we do, who look like us, who understand the specific challenges we face, perhaps in more profound ways than people in other English-speaking parts of the world."