About Justin

Justin FoxJustin Fox is a travel writer, novelist and photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He was the editor of Getaway travel magazine until 2020. Justin was a Rhodes Scholar and received a doctorate in English from Oxford University after which he was a research fellow at the University of Cape Town, where he has taught part time for two decades. His articles and photographs have appeared internationally in a number of publications and on a wide range of topics, while his short stories and poems have appeared in various anthologies. He has written scripts and directed award-winning documentaries and is a two-time Mondi journalism award winner (1999 and 2004). Some of his recent books include Cape Town Calling (Tafelberg, 2007), Under the Sway (Umuzi, 2007), The Marginal Safari (Umuzi, 2010), Whoever Fears the Sea (Umuzi, 2014), The Impossible Five (Tafelberg, 2015), Beat Routes (Karavan Press, 2021) and The Cape Raider (Penguin, 2021). He was long-listed for the 2011 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, the 2012 Olive Schreiner Prize for Literature and the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature.

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