Jenefer Shute was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She has a Ph.D in literature from the University of California and is currently a professor in the English Department of Hunter College, New York, where she teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.
She has also taught, most recently, at the University of Paris and the University of Cape Town.
is the author of the novels Life-Size (Houghton Mifflin, 1992), Sex Crimes (Doubleday, 1996), Free Fall (Random House UK, 2002), and User ID (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), as well as numerous essays and articles in publications such as Harpers
, the Nation
, the London Guardian
, the Boston Review
, and Modern Fiction Studies
is the recipient of a 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature
has also received residency awards from the Fondazione Bogliasco (Italy), the Tyrone Guthrie Center (Ireland), the Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation
(Switzerland), the Julia and David White Artists' Colony (Costa Rica), and the Djerassi
Resident Artists Program (USA, 2005).
Assisting people to reach their creative sides has spurred him on to develop capewrite.com in collaboration with author and teacher Jenefer Shute.
unique insight as a psychiatrist, photographer, and aspiring novelist to his
position as Director of Operations of capewrite.com