Johannesburg-based Diane Coetzer is a full-time writer and editor, with a Masters in Creative Writing from Wits University and a close to a 30-year career as a journalist. Her career began during the anti-apartheid struggle when she worked for Press Trust News Agency, Post Natal and South newspaper, covering politics, social justice, the trade union movement, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, education and more. In the mid-90s, Diane moved into feature, review and opinion writing, since then contributing to many different publications including Wanted (Business Day), Sunday Times Magazine, Marie Claire, Mail & Guardian and Daily Maverick. She was the South African correspondent for Billboard Magazine for over a decade, as well as Contributing Music Editor at Rolling Stone South Africa. As a copy editor, Diane has worked on the catalogue for Candice Breitz + Mohau Modisakeng The South African Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia (2017) as well as several other book projects. Currently working on two non-fiction books of her own, she is happiest when writing, listening to music and looking out over Johannesburg from her flat.
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