Adeline Radloff has travelled through 25 countries, collecting an MA in English literature and a law degree along the way. She has worked as a candidate attorney, breakfast chef, perfume girl, bartender, freelance journalist, housewife, EFL teacher, legal aid assistant, barista, waitress and beauty therapist. It was with a sense of relief that she finally found her niche in life as an author, teacher and mother, she says. In 2009 she was awarded the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature for her novel Sidekick. In 2012 she published her second book, Een Stad, Drie Rooikoppe, Sewe Dae, which she co-wrote with her sister, Lili Radloff. She lives in Cape Town with her husband and two daughters.