Hester van der Walt lives in McGregor, a village in the western Cape with her partner. She writes poetry, short stories and journals. Her first book, Hester se Brood, the memoir of a self-taught artisan baker, was published by Modjaji Books in 2009. The English version Hester’s Book of Bread followed a few years later. A selection of her poems can be found in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Anthologies of the McGregor Poetry Festival published by African Sun Press. Her memoir, Se my is julle twee susters? was published in 2017 and the English translation, Are you two sisters? in 2019.