About Finuala Dowling
Finuala Dowling is the author of four novels – The Fetch,
Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart , What Poets Need and Flyleaf – and two volumes of poetry — I Flying (awarded the Ingrid Jonker Prize) and Doo-Wop Girls of the Universe (joint winner of the SANLAM award). She has read her poetry at international festivals both locally and overseas. Her short stories, poems and essays have appeared in several anthologies, and she has also tried her hand at writing plays and comic skits.
Finuala has an MA from UCT and a D.Litt. from UNISA. With Tessa and Cara Dowling she has set up an entertainment company, Dowling Sisters Productions, which mounts cabaret-style theatre, literary readings and musical evenings at the Olive Station in Muizenberg. Finuala offers monthly poetry workshops in Kalk Bay and Claremont.