Dianne Hofmeyr is one of South Africa's foremost writers for young adults, winning many prizes, including The Sanlam Gold Award for Youth Literature (twice). Her novel THE WATERBEARER was South Africa's 2004 English Language IBBY Honour Book. She also writes picture books with fellow South African, artist Jude Daly.
Simon and Schuster published her outstanding historical novels set in ancient Egypt, EYE OF THE MOON and EYE OF THE SUN.
Dianne's newest novel, OLIVER STRANGE AND THE JOURNEY TO THE SWAMPS, is the first in a series for middle grade readers, with each book taking the adventure to a different part of the world.
She grew up in the Western Cape of South Africa, where she taught art for twenty years. Dianne lived in Stellenbosch, Pretoria and Sandton before she and her husband moved to London.
Dianne's picturebook, THE MAGIC BOJABI TREE, published by Frances Lincoln in 2013 was named as a 'Top Read' by The Independent newspaper. ZERAFFA GIRAFFA was listed in The Times Books of the Year list, and made The Indepndent's 100 International Picture books of the Year list.
MY DADDY IS A SILLY MONKEY is Dianne's latest picture book, with illustrations by Carol Thompson, to be published by Otter Barry Books in May 2017, just in time for Father's Day!
THE GLASSMAKER'S DAUGHTER will be Dianne's second collaboration with top illustrator Jane Ray, and it will be published in October by Quarto Kids.