Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the author of the novel House of Stone. In 2017, she was a resident fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s prestigious Bellagio Center. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Maytag Fellow and a recipient of a Rydson Award for Excellence in Fiction. Shadows, her short story collection, was published to critical acclaim in South Africa, and awarded the 2014 Herman Charles Bosman Prize. Novuyo’s writing has been featured in numerous anthologies, most recently McSweeney’s and The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Novuyo serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Bare Life Review, a journal of refugee and immigrant literature based in New York.