Edyth Bulbring is a Boksburg-born South African writer and journalist. She worked as a journalist for fifteen years and worked for Sunday Times as a political correspondent. She covered the constitutional negotiations and the first democratic elections. 

Bulbring has authored many books like The Summer of Toffie and Grummer, The Club, and Snitch.

Edyth Bulbring
Edyth Bulbring biography
Edyth Bulbring grew up in Port Elizabeth.
Background Information
Name:Edyth Bulbring
Nationality:South African
Education:History and Politics
Alma mater:University of Cape Town
Marital Status:Married
Occupation:Writer, Journalist

Early Life

Edyth Bulbring was born in Boksburg, a city on the East Rand of Gauteng, South Africa. She spent her childhood days in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Her parents sparked her love for reading. Every morning she would lie in bed between them while they read newspapers.


Edyth studied History and politics at the University of Cape Town. She obtained an MBA from the University of Witwatersrand in 1999.



Edyth worked as a journalist for fifteen years. She worked as the political correspondent at the Sunday Times. While working for Sunday Times, she covered the first-ever democratic elections.

She has also worked as a switchboard operator at a newspaper. 


As a full-time writer, she sources her inspiration from people she meets daily. People like her builders, Trevor and Phineus, and an elderly Portuguese dressmaker called Louisa. Her family is also a great source of inspiration.

Her second book was The Summer of Toffie and Grummer, published by OUP.

Personal Life

Edyth Bulbring is a wife and a proud mother of three children; two daughters and a son. She had wanted to be an air hostess to travel the world. She likes junk shops, dogs, and trees.

The renowned writer has a home in Johannesburg, where she loves to write. She lives in the Western Cape.


As an author, Edyth Bulbring has written many Young Adult novels.

  1. The Summer of Toffie and Grummer (Oxford University Press, February 2008)
  2. Cornelia Button and the Globe of Gamagion (Jacana, April 2008)
  3. The Club (Jonathan Ball Publishers, September 2008)
  4. Pops and The Nearly Dead (Penguin, March 2010)
  5. Melly, Mrs Ho and Me (Penguin, September 2010)
  6. Melly, Fatty and Me (Penguin, September 2011)
  7. The Mark (Tafelberg, September 2014)
  8. Snitch (Tafelberg, May 2016)
  9. Snitch2: A Year of Relative Madness (Tafelberg, May 2018)
  10. The Reject (Tafelberg, November 2018)
  11. The Choice Between Us (Tafelberg, May 2019)