Carien Smith

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In 2015 Carien Smith is long listed for the PEN International NEW VOICES Award. In the same year she is short listed for the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award. In 2015 she is awarded an AFRIKOON. In 2014 her short stories “Likkewaan” and “Binnekort” were published in Nuwe Stories 3, by Human & Rousseau Publishers. She receives two awards in the Nuwe Stories 2014 competition – runner up (Binnekort) and special mention (Likkewaan). Her love for the theatre produced a number of dramas, of which Formalien was short-listed in the top-ten for the Nagtegaal Text Prize in 2009. She is currently working on her academic career, her debut short story collection, and is further working on a number of theatre projects.

She is a full-time literature and Philosophy student and also works as a tutor at the University of Fort Hare. In 2014 she delivers her first academic paper at the ALV-conference. A research article on the same subject appears in an accredited academic journal. Furthermore, she does freelance work for magazines (DeKat) and academic journals (LitNet).

In 2015 haal Carien die langlys vir die PEN International NEW VOICES-toekenning. In dieselfde jaar haal sy die kortlys vir die Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni-toekenning. In 2015 ontvang sy ‘n AFRIKOON. In 2014 word haar kortverhale “Likkewaan” en “Binnekort” in Nuwe Stories 3 gepubliseer (uitgewer: Human & Rousseau). Sy ontvang twee toekenning in die Nuwe Stories 3-kompetisie – Naaswenner (Binnekort) en Eervolle vermelding (Likewaan). Haar liefde vir teater lewer ‘n paar tekste, waarvan Formalien die kortlys haal vir die Nagtegaalprys 2009. Tans werk sy aan haar akademiese loopbaan, haar debuut kortverhaalbundel en ‘n aantal verdere teaterproduksies.

Sy is ‘n voltydse letterkunde- en Filosofie-student en werk ook as tutor vir die Universiteit van Fort Hare. In 2014 lewer sy ‘n akademiese referaat by die ALV-Kongres. ‘n Navorsingsartikel oor dieselfde onderwerp verskyn in ‘n geakkrediteerde navorsingstydskrif. Verder doen sy ook vryskutwerk vir tydskrifte (DeKat) en navorsingstydskrifte (LitNet).

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