Paula Marais

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Paula Marais is the author of several books including her recent novel Shadow Self, which was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize.

She lives in Cape Town, South Africa but spends a lot of time planning where she'll travel next (Panama and the US). She also adores: quality coffee, whiskey, cookery, beautiful views and contemporary art. Paula reads anything but science fiction (sorry!)

Paula is married with two sons and an overly spoilt Jack Russell called Sunny.

She has a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town and is an alumnus of Bread Loaf in Vermont, the oldest and most illustrious writing conference in the US.

Connect with her on: www.facebook.com/PaulaJMarais/.

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Paula Marais To be honest, I don't have time for writer's block. As a mother of two boys, I take the time I have and I write something. Whatever. You can always…moreTo be honest, I don't have time for writer's block. As a mother of two boys, I take the time I have and I write something. Whatever. You can always edit later. The point is to get words on the screen. But if I am feeling less creative, it helps to have a big cup of coffee!(less)
Paula Marais Like everyone, I get good and bad days. Some days are even horrendous. I've been able to take some of my worst experiences, such as postnatal…moreLike everyone, I get good and bad days. Some days are even horrendous. I've been able to take some of my worst experiences, such as postnatal depression (Shadow Self) and infertility (Love and Wine - out soon), and write through them. My motto is always - even on the worst day - some day I'll write about this. (less)
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Shadow Self

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The Punishment

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“Situations are like that. They take up all the time you used to use for working and eating and sleeping. They soak up your whole life like a black hole in space soaks up the sunlight. And then, where you used to have a life, all you have left is a situation.”
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“Francisco saw how his son imitated his movements and how he looked up, hoping for his approval, and he thought, This is how we build a relationship; this is how I’ll teach him to be what he must become: little by little, as Beatriz says—not all at once.”
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