Tanya Pampalone has been a journalist for over 20 years, working as a writer and editor in Los Angeles, Prague, San Francisco and Johannesburg, where she is now based. Most recently she was a nonfiction editor for Pan Macmillan South Africa and taught creative nonfiction and digital storytelling at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a founding partner of the Media Hack Collective, the award-winning digital storytelling collective. Tanya served as executive editor of the Mail & Guardian, managing editor of Maverick magazine (now Daily Maverick) and head of strategic partnerships and audience development for The Conversation Africa during the start-up phase of the group’s expansion into Africa. She was also the 2013 media fellow at the Dewitt Wallace Center at Duke University. Her most recent book, I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis, was published by Wits Press in September 2018.