Mishka Hoosen is a writer and teacher currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in the US and received a Masters in Creative Writing from Rhodes University in South Africa. His short stories have been anthologized in Terra Incognita: New Speculative Writing from Africa (Short Story Day Africa, 2015), Trade Secrets (Tattoo Press, 2017), and Hair: Weaving and Unpicking Stories of Identity (Tattoo Press, 2019). His writing has also appeared in Catapult, Bare Fiction, Hunger Mountain, Rolling Stone South Africa, the Ploughshares blog, and more. His debut novel, Call it a difficult night, was published by Deep South Books in 2015.
He is currently working on a book exploring the cultural history of scent and desire, and teaches part-time in the MA in Creative Writing program at Rhodes University.