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Program(s): Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

Danila Botha

Danila Botha is a fiction writer based in Toronto.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, she has lived in Ra’anana, Israel, and in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She studied Creative Writing at York University and at Humber College’s School for Writers.

Her first book, a collection of short stories called Got No Secrets (Tightrope Books, 2010) was praised by the Globe and Mail: “The force of the writing is formidable … the staying power lies in Botha’s carefully inflected first person narration.” It was also published in South Africa (Modjaji Books, 2011).

Danila has guest-edited the National Post’s “The Afterword,” and her short stories have appeared in Broken Pencil’s fiction issue, Douglas Glover’s Numero Cinq Magazine, Joyland, The Fix, and the Adroit Journal.

Too Much on the Inside (Quattro Books 2015) is her first novel. 

Find out more about Danila on her website or follow her on Facebook @danilabothawriter.

Danila Botha