Author Colette Victor

Colette Victor is a South African author who immigrated to Belgium in 2001. She’s been writing fiction in various forms for as long as she can remember.

In 2013 she was shortlisted for the UK Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition. This novel, Head over heart, went on to be published by Chicken House the following year (3 July 2014).

That same year, her adult novel, What to do with lobsters in a place like Klippiesfontein, was one of the runners-up in the Dundee International Book Prize. At the prize-giving ceremony in Dundee, she was approached by the managing editor of Cargo Press and offered a publishing contract. Her book was published the following year (1 May 2015).

Both books were translated to German. Colette is represented by literary agent, Lauren Gardner, from the Bell Lomax Moreton Agency.

Personal life

Colette lives in Brussels with her two daughters. She has always worked with people from disadvantaged communities. Currently she coordinates a pilot project that aims to alleviate poverty in secondary schools across Flanders.

In 2013 Colette enrolled at ‘Creatief Schrijven vzw’ in Antwerp to train as a creative writing teacher. She runs writing courses in both English and Dutch in Belgium.

In 2015 Colette enrolled for an MA Creative Writing course with Manchester Metropolitan University. She’s currently working on an adult novel to submit for her thesis for her MA.

author writer Colette Victor