S. J. Naudé is the author of The Alphabet of Birds, a collection of short stories, and a novel, The Third Reel. His work is published in Afrikaans, English and Dutch. He studied at Cambridge University and Columbia Law School. He has won the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize and a South African Literary Award, and was awarded the Jan Rabie and Marjorie Wallace Writing Grant for 2014. His work has appeared in Granta and journals in the United States, the Netherlands, and Italy. Having worked as a lawyer in New York and London for many years, he currently lives in Johannesburg.