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Visiting Fellow, 2020 – 2023

Stacy Hardy

Lecturer in Creative Writing Rhodes University


Stacy Hardy

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Stacy Hardy is a writer, researcher, and lecturer in Creative Writing at Rhodes University, South Africa. Since 2008 she has worked as Associate Editor at the pan-African journal Chimurenga. Her short stories have been published in numerous journals and magazines (Evergreen Review, Drunken Boat, Joyland, Black Sun Lit, New Orleans Review, Johannesburg Review of Books, Chimurenga, and more), literary anthologies, monographs, and catalogues. She was winner of the 2018 Brittle Paper Award for Fiction, a finalist in the 2018 Caine Prize, the 1913 Open Prose prize, selected by Maggie Nelson (2016); the Short Story Day Africa Prize (2016), as well as others. A collection of her short fiction, Because the Night, was published by Pocko Books in 2015. Her award-winning short film I Love You Jet Li, created with Jaco Bouwer, was featured on the Influx 2010 DVD (Lowave, France). She regularly collaborates with Angolan composer Victor Gama on multimedia musical performance works, and her experimental play, Museum of Lungs (2018–2019), toured in Africa and Europe.