Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Our Regional Team

Elaine RidgeElaine Ridge (SCBWI SA Regional Advisor – writer, editor and translator )

Elaine Ridge has taught in England, Scotland and South Africa. She has also been involved in teaching Childen’s literaturae to pre-service teachers at the University of Stellenbosch up till 2005. In 1997 she presented lectures on SA children’s literature in Sweden while she was a visiting professor at the University of Linkøping. She has also presented a course on English editing (and at times on translation) for the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty at SU.
She has had three of her translations of children’s books published and has edited a number of children’s books for South African publishers. She has also led or been part of a team that has produced a series of English text books and she has also written a number of guides for teachers. .

Emily House (Illustrator Coordinator SCBWI SA – writer, editor)