CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD
Brent is a writer, poet, food & theatre critic and a compulsive traveller.
His first novel Primary Coloured (Human & Rousseau) was published in 2007, followed by Reports Before Daybreak (Umuzi/Random House) and Five Lives at Noon (Missing Ink, 2013). His latest book, 80 Gays around the world, was released in 2014.
His poetry collection Ophila and the Poet and other poems (Junket Press, 2010) includes poems that have appeared in New Contrast, New Contact, Botsotso, and Green Dragon.
Brent also wrote the libretto for Credo, an oratorio with music composed by Bongani Ndodana-Breen. Since 2003, he writes for the national weekly, the Mail & Guardian and has a regular column with This is Africa magazine and is co-editor of the groundbreaking news website GroundUp.
He has written extensively for New Africa Analysis magazine, London, reviewed work for the BBC and the London Financial Times, and contributed to the Sunday Independent, Business Day, The Witness, Cape Times, Die Burger, The Weekender, The Wry Republic, Politicsweb, and The M&G Thought Leader.
He has also lectured Arts Journalism at the University of Cape Town in the Film and Media Studies Department for third year students and is a member of the IATC – International Association of Theatre Critics (recognised by UNESCO).