Nick Mulgrew Biography

Nick Mulgrew

Nick Mulgrew was born 1990, in Durban, South Africa. Mandela Rhodes Scholar, class of 2015
Deputy Chair, Short Story Day Africa, Associate editor, Prufrock Publisher, uHlanga.

Background

Nick Mulgrew (born 1990) is a South African writer, editor, poet and critic. He is the author of two books, the myth of this is that we’re all in this together and Stations. He is the founder of the poetry press, uHlanga.

He studied English and Journalism at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, and later at the University of Cape Town, at which he was a Mandela Rhodes Scholar.

He is the winner of the National Arts Festival Short Sharp Stories Awards in 2014, and a South African Arts Journalism Awards Special Silver Merit for Features, 2014. He was shortlisted for The White Review Prize and the Ake/Air France Prize for Prose in 2015. He was also a nominee for the South African Arts Journalist of the Year Award in 2014.

Nick Mulgrew has a BA, English and Journalism & Media Studies (Rhodes), BA Hons, Media Theory & Practice (UCT), MA, English Language & Literature, (UCT, in progress).

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AWARDS:

  • Winner: National Arts Festival Short Sharp Stories Awards (South Africa), 2014
  • Winner: SA Arts Journalism Awards Special Silver Merit for Features, 2014
  • Shortlisted: White Review Prize (U.K. & Ireland), 2015
  • Shortlisted: Ake/Air France Prize for Prose (Nigeria), 2015
  • Nominee: SA Arts Journalist of the Year, 2014
  • Ridiculous human being