Imraan Coovadia


Imraan Coovadia AB (Harvard), PhD (Yale)

Imraan Coovadia is a writer and director of the creative writing programme. He is the author most recently of a novel, The Institute for Taxi Poetry (2012) and a collection of essays, Transformations (2012). In 2010 his novel High Low In-between won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the University of Johannesburg prize. He also has published a scholarly monograph with Palgrave, Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaul (2009), and two earlier novels. His fiction has been published in a number of countries, and he has written for many newspapers, journals, and magazines here and overseas.

Research Interests
Eighteenth- and nineteenth century English and American literature, and contemporary fiction.


The Wedding(a novel). Picador USA and Pan Macmillan South Africa, November 2001. Penn Publishing Israel (Hebrew translation), Summer 2002. Marsilio (Italian), Summer 2002.

Green-Eyed Thieves(a novel). Random House-Umuzi in Cape Town (June, 2006). Forthcoming from Newton Compton in Rome (Italian translation). [ ISBN*:* 9781415200094]

Authority and Authorship in V. S. Naipaul - ...Type: Hardcover, Palgrave Macmillan, June 2009. ISBN: 978-0-230-61535-9,

High low in-between Edition 1st ed. Imprint Roggebaai, South Africa : Umuzi, 2009. ISBN 9781415200704 (pbk.)

The Institute of Taxi Poetry Edition 1st ed. Imprint Roggebaai, South Africa : Umuzi, 2012. ISBN 9781415201657 (pbk.)