Mary Watson – In-Person Guest

Mary Watson

Mary Watson is from Cape Town and now lives on the west coast of Ireland. She’s worked as an art museum guide, library assistant, theatre duty manager, and an actor in children’s musicals. She has a PhD from the University of Cape Town where she taught for many years. She won the Caine Prize in 2006, the Philida Award in 2022, and writes short stories, young adult fantasy and thrillers. Her most recent book is Blood to Poison.

Pronouns: She/Her

Find her at

  • Instagram: @marym_watson

Read her books