Ivan Vladislavić was born in Pretoria in 1957 and lives in Johannesburg. His books include the novels The Restless Supermarket, The Exploded View, Double Negative, and most recently, The Distance. He published Portrait with Keys, a sequence of documentary texts on Johannesburg, in 2006. He has also edited books on art and architecture. TJ/Double Negative, a project with photographer David Goldblatt, received the 2011 Kraszna-Krausz Award for best photography book. His work has won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the Alan Paton Award, the University of Johannesburg Prize, and a 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for fiction.