Dianne Hofmeyr is one of South Africa’s foremost writers for young adults, winning many prizes, including The Sanlam Gold Award for Youth Literature (twice). Her novel The Waterbearer was South Africa’s 2004 English Language IBBY Honour Book. She also writes picture books with fellow South African, artist Jude Daly.
She grew up in the Western Cape of South Africa, where she taught art for twenty years. Dianne lived in Stellenbosch, Pretoria and Sandton before she and her husband moved to London.