Finuala Dowling is a South African poet and novelist. Pretend You Don’t Know Me, her fourth poetry collection, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2018 and has just been released in South Africa. Her fifth novel, Okay, Okay, Okay, will be released in October 2019. She has won prizes for both fiction and her poetry. Several poets who attend her workshops have gone on to publish collections. She works at the University of Cape Town.