Age, Biography and Wiki

Ceridwen Dovey is a South African-Australian writer and anthropologist. She was born on 1 January, 1980 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She is currently 44 years old. Ceridwen Dovey is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and the University of Oxford. She has written two novels, Blood Kin and Only the Animals, and a collection of short stories, In the Garden of the Fugitives. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, and The New York Times. Ceridwen Dovey is currently single. She has not been previously engaged. Ceridwen Dovey's net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $1 Million in 2021, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She has earned most of her wealth from her successful career as a writer and anthropologist.

Popular As N/A
Occupation Novelist
Age 44 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 1 January, 1980
Birthday 1 January
Birthplace Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

We recommend you to check the complete list of Famous People born on 1 January. She is a member of famous Novelist with the age 44 years old group.

Ceridwen Dovey Height, Weight & Measurements

At 44 years old, Ceridwen Dovey height not available right now. We will update Ceridwen Dovey's Height, weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size soon as possible.

Physical Status
Height Not Available
Weight Not Available
Body Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Not Available
Hair Color Not Available

Dating & Relationship status

She is currently single. She is not dating anyone. We don't have much information about She's past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, She has no children.

Parents Not Available
Husband Not Available
Sibling Not Available
Children Not Available

Ceridwen Dovey Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Ceridwen Dovey worth at the age of 44 years old? Ceridwen Dovey’s income source is mostly from being a successful Novelist. She is from . We have estimated Ceridwen Dovey's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
Salary in 2022 Under Review
House Not Available
Cars Not Available
Source of Income Novelist

Ceridwen Dovey Social Network

Wikipedia Ceridwen Dovey Wikipedia



Dovey's latest novel, In the Garden of the Fugitives, was published in early 2018.

Writers on Writers: Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee was published in October 2018 as part of Black Inc.'s Writers on Writers series.


Dovey's second book, Only the Animals is a collection of ten short stories about the souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century. It won the inaugural 2014 Readings New Australian Writing Award and the People's Choice for Fiction Award (joint with Joan London's The Golden Age) at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, as well as the Queensland Literary Awards Steele Rudd Award for a short story collection.


Dovey's first novel, Blood Kin was published by Atlantic Books (U.K.), Penguin (South Africa) and Penguin (Australia) in July 2007, and by Viking in North America in March 2008. It was published in fifteen countries, including Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden. It was shortlisted in 2007 for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the U.K.'s John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for British/Commonwealth authors under the age of 35 and was shortlisted in 2008 for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Africa). It tells the story of a fictional military coup from the perspective of the overthrown leader's portraitist, chef, and barber. The novel is deliberately ambiguous in its setting.


In 2004 Dovey worked briefly for the television programme NOW with Bill Moyers at Channel Thirteen in New York City before moving to South Africa to study creative writing at the University of Cape Town. She wrote her first novel Blood Kin as her thesis for an MA in creative writing under the supervision of poet Stephen Watson, then did her graduate studies in Social Anthropology at New York University. She moved back to Sydney, Australia in 2010. From 2010 to 2015 she worked for the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney. She writes non-fiction for various publications, including and The Monthly.


Ceridwen Dovey (born 1980) is a South African and Australian social anthropologist and author. In 2009 she was named a 5 under 35 nominee by the National Book Foundation.


Dovey was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and grew up between South Africa and Australia. Her parents derived her unusual name from one of the protagonists in Richard Llewellyn's 1939 novel set in Wales, How Green Was My Valley. Dovey attended high school in Australia at North Sydney Girls High School, before going to the United States in 1999 to study at Harvard University as an undergraduate where she completed a joint degree in Anthropology and Visual & Environmental Studies in 2003. During her time at Harvard, Dovey made documentaries that highlighted the relationships between farmers and rural labourers in post-apartheid South Africa. She made a documentary about wine farm labour relations in the Western Cape of South Africa, Aftertaste, as part of her honors thesis, which is distributed by John Marshall's Documentary Educational Resources [1].