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Rajda Jacobs

Nata a Città del Capo nel 1947, Rayda Jacobs comincia a scrivere a soli 12 anni. Nel 1968 emigra in Canada per tornare in Sudafrica nel 1995. Nel 1994 esce il suo primo libro, il ciclo di racconti autobiografici The Middle Children. Il suo primo romanzo, Eyes of the Sky (1996) vince il Premio Herman Charles Bosman. Pubblica altri tre romanzi, The Slave Book (1998), Sachs Street (2001) e Confessioni di una giocatrice d'azzardo (2003), che le assicura il premio del Sunday Times per la narrativa e, ancora una volta, l’Herman Charles Bosman. Rayda Jacobs è attiva anche nel mondo giornalistico, in radio e in televisione, e si occupa prevalentemente di questioni legate all’identità religiosa e culturale. Da Confessioni di una giocatrice d'azzardo è stato tratto un film, scritto, co-diretto e interpretato dalla stessa autrice, presentato in anteprima mondiale il 10 Dicembre 2007 al Dubai International Film Festival.

Rayda Jacobs was born in Diep River, Cape Town on March 6, 1947. She started writing at a young age and sent her first story to Springbok Radio at the age of 12. In 1968 she immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where she lived for 27 years. She kept on writing and in 1994 her collection of short stories, The Middle Children, was published. In 1995 she returned to South Africa and published her first novel, Eyes of the Sky, in 1996. It won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English fiction. In 1998 her second novel, The Slave Book, was published, followed by Sachs Street. These three books can be regarded as a trilogy, but also function independently.
Her fourth novel, Confessions of a Gambler, was published in 2003 and received the Sunday Times award for fiction and the Herman Charles Bosman award in 2004. In 2007 she was the scriptwriter and co-director of her first movie, Confessions of a Gambler, which was based on her bestselling novel. She also played the lead role.

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