Lauri Kubuitsile

AboutLauri Kubuitsile

Lauri Kubuitsile is a full time, award-winning writer living in Botswana. She was born in Baltimore Maryland but moved to Botswana in 1989 where she met her husband. She is now a citizen of Botswana, a country she loves.

Lauri has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards. She twice won Africa’s premier prize for children’s writing, The Golden Baobab. She also won the creative writing prize sponsored by Botswana’s Department of Youth and Culture. In 2011, she was shortlisted for Africa’s most prestigious short story prize, The Caine Prize.

She writes for adults, teens and children. Her book, Signed, Hopelessly in Love was recognised by South Africa’s O Magazine as one of the best reads in December 2011. The first book in her Kate Gomolemo Mysteries series, The Fatal Payout, is a prescribed book in Botswana and read by all junior secondary school children.

Besides her love for writing and reading she also plays trumpet, quite badly, much to the chagrin of her neighbours. She and her husband live in the village of Mahalapye with their two university going children.