Hugh Lewin is the author of Bandiet out of Jail, winner of the 2003 Olive Schreiner Prize and Stones against the Mirror, winner of the 2011 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award. He worked for the Natal Witness, Drum and Golden City Post. After serving the full term of his seven-year sentence for sabotage activities against the apartheid state, he left South Africa on a “permanent departure permit” in December 1971. Ten years in exile in London were followed by ten years in Zimbabwe. He returned to South Africa in 1992 and became director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg. He works as a freelance media trainer.