Kharys Ateh Laue is a South African writer, researcher, and teacher. She holds an MA in English Literature from the university currently known as Rhodes and taught English in South Korea for two years.
Her work has appeared in various national and international journals, such as Jalada, Botsotso, Brittle Paper, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Bosphorus Review of Books, Down River Road, Cleaver Magazine, and New Contrast: South African Literary Journal. In 2017, her short story “Plums” was longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa Prize and published in ID: New Short Fiction from Africa. Her academic work, which focuses on the depiction of race, gender, and animals in South African fiction, has been published in English Studies in Africa, Scrutiny2, and Journal of Literary Studies.