Octocon is delighted to announce our next in-person guest  – Mary Watson

Published Categorised as In-Person Guests
Mary Watson Guest Card

Joining us in person from Ireland’s west coast is Caine Prize and Philida Award winning author Mary Watson.

Bio: 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