Cornelia Fick is a South African writer. She was longlisted for the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award (2016). Her debut collection, Eye of a Needle: And other stories, originated from an MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. She is currently a PhD student at University of the Western Cape. Her poems and stories are published in Tyhini 2014 and 2015; Spelk; To breather into another voice: A jazz anthology; Itch; Ladyboxbooks.com; Botsotso; EXPERIMENTAL WRITING: Volume 1, Africa VS Latin America; Soho Square V, Bloomsbury and Atlanta Review.
An ex-nurse, she worked for a number of years as editor of a monthly primary health care magazine and was a freelance writer for Takalani Sesame (radio and TV). She has a keen interest in slavery. She lives in Johannesburg with her family and two dogs.