Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the author of the novel House of Stone (Atlantic Books, UK, June 2018, W. W. Norton, USA, January 2019). In 2017, she was a resident fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s prestigious Bellagio Center which supported work on her novel. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2015), where she was a Maytag Fellow and a recipient of a Rydson Award for Excellence in Fiction, she is a native of Zimbabwe, and has lived in South Africa and the USA. Shadows, her short story collection, was published to critical acclaim by Kwela in South Africa (2013) and awarded the 2014 Herman Charles Bosman Prize. Novuyo’s writing has been featured in numerous anthologies, most recently McSweeney’s and ‘The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives,’ edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Novuyo serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Bare Life Review, a journal of refugee and immigrant literature based in New York. www.novuyotshuma.com