Zukiswa Wanner is the author of the novels The Madams(2006), Behind Every Successful Man(2008) and Men of the South(2010), shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize in the category Best Book Africa Region and winner of the South African Literary Award London Cape Town Joburg (2014). She has also written two works of nonfiction, Maid in SA: 30 Ways to Leave Your Madam (2013) and a literary travel memoir, Hardly Working (2018). She has also authored two children's books, Jama Loves Bananas (2011) and Refilwe (2014).
Wanner is a creator and curator of the three year Artistic Encounters at Goethe-Institut in Nairobi and the coordinator of Goethe-Institut Sub-Saharan Africa's Afro Young Adult project. Wanner is founder of the African publishing house, Paivapo. Her accolades include being a 2018 Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies (JIAS) Fellow, being African Juror for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2017, Danish International Visiting Artist (DIVA) in 2016 and Etisalat Prize for Fiction Juror in 2015.