FICTION

Close to Home is my novel, published by Jacana Media. With characters whose lives are centred in Cape Town’s social scene and its university culture, the story has resonated with reviewers for its portrayal of the class and privilege divides that undeniably exist in the city.

“Bright is also an ace with facile dialogue, which perfectly encapsulates how the young rich think. It’s sickening. And scary.”

– Jennifer Platt, Sunday Times


“She has captured the Cape Town we are increasingly getting to speak about openly, even if we’ve always known about it. It’s the kind of metacritical writing we need more of in South Africa, especially from white writers.”

– Grethe Koen, City Press


“The settings and environment described in the book are typically South African and show that the writer is an observant local.”

– Fhumulani Khumela, Sowetan


“...a glimpse into the lives and mindset of a privileged, self-centred and ultimately dangerous group.”

– Debbie Loots, City Press


“...an excellent, thoughtful novel, bringing to life – with acid clarity and a striking feel for tone and mood – the ennui, restlessness and moral evacuation of affluent young students in the first stages of campus life.”

– Jonathan Amid, Cape Times


“Memorable characters and an intrigue-loaded plot make this a must.”

– Lauren Voges, Glamour