Ingrid Winterbach is an acclaimed Afrikaans novelist. Five of her novels have been translated into English, the most recent being The Shallows (2017). She has been awarded the prestigious Hertzog Prize (twice), the University of Johannesburg Literary Prize (twice), and the M-Net Award (four times). Winterbach was born in Johannesburg and educated at the universities of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch. She is also a visual artist and lives in Stellenbosch.