Lauri Kubuitsile is the author of The Scattering, published by Penguin in 2016. The novel won the prize for best international fiction at the Sharjah International Book Fair in 2017 and has since been published in the United States. She has also written children’s books, books for young adults, detective novellas, romance novels, and a collection of short stories titled In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata and Other Stories. She was the 2007 winner of the BTA/Anglo Platinum Short Story Contest and the recipient of the Botswana Ministry of Youth and Culture’s Orange Botswerere Award for Creative Writing in the same year. In 2009 she won the Baobab Literary Prize (USA) in the junior category and in 2010 in the senior category. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Caine Prize. She lives in Botswana.