Leonie Joubert is a science writer and journalist, and currently works as a fellow with the University of Cape Town’s Environmental Humanities of the South, where she is looking at the political economy of the food system in her country. She has been published widely in the South African press, and her books include Scorched: South Africa’s changing climate, Boiling Point: people in a changing climate and Invaded: the biological invasion of South Africa. Her latest book is The Hungry Season: feeding Southern Africa’s cities. She contributed to Max du Preez’ Opinion Pieces by South African Thought Leaders. She was the 2007 Ruth First Fellow, was listed in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans You Must Take To Lunch (2008), and was named the 2009 SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year (print/internet category). Leonie has received two Honorary Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-Fiction Awards (in 2007 and 2010 for Scorched and Invaded).