Masha du Toit
Masha du Toit is a Cape Town-based writer and artist who writes contemporary fantasy and science fiction set in alternate world South Africa. Her visual art includes illustration, embroidery and doll making. She was trained as a visual artist at the University of Cape Town, and spent some time working at a bronze casting foundry at the Technicon of Natal. These days she makes her living teaching the creative use of digital technology. Her writing influences are diverse, ranging from the work of Diana Wynne Jones, Margaret Mahy and Ursula le Guin, to Sara Paretsky and Dick Francis.
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