Born in Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe, Annie Holmes studied literature in South Africa and then worked for many years as a teacher, book editor and documentary producer in Zimbabwe and for a few years as a television producer in South Africa before enrolling in a fiction writing programme in California in 2001. After nine years in the US, she now lives in the UK. 

Read more in her short memoir of Zimbabwean independence, Good Red, commissioned and published in Canada by the journal Public.