Kagiso Lesego Molope was born and educated in South Africa. Her first novel, Dancing in the Dust was on the IBBY Honour List for 2006. Her second novel, The Mending Season, was chosen to be on the school curriculum in South Africa. This Book Betrays My Brother was awarded the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize by the English Academy of Southern Africa, where it was first published. Her latest novel is Such a Lonely, Lovely Road. She lives in Ottawa.