Jordan Kantey

Jordan Kantey is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2023 with the hope of finding talented young writers aged between 18 and 25 who have intriguing voices.

Jordan Kantey is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2023 with the hope of finding talented young writers aged between 18 and 25 who have intriguing voices.

Jordan is a writer, editor, and community manager for Now Novel. He received his BA Honours in English Literature from the University of Cape Town.

He has a special interest in literary, historical, and contemporary fiction.

I would like to encounter striking, intriguing voices and concepts, but as an editor I approach a book on its own terms without iron prescriptiveness. I'm thus entering this process with an open mind. If you can move, amuse or surprise this reader (and you demonstrate good grasp of story craft and the rhythm and music of language) you'll have caught my attention. I enjoy the cerebral and conceptual, though there is also elegance in simplicity, a story told simply with heart.

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