ZP Dala (Durban, South Africa, 1974) is a freelance writer and a psychologist at a school for autistic children. She has been the runner-up in the Elle short story contest in 2012, the SA Writers’ College Short Fiction Contest, and the Woman & Home Short Story Contest. She was awarded second prize in the Witness True Stories of KwaZulu-Natal competition and was long-listed for the Orange Prize for short fiction. In 2016, she was a Fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program. She has lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland, and currently lives in Durban, South Africa.