242pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2015) 2016
A novel set in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal.
Winner of the 2015 University of Johannesburg Main Prize.
The First Dream House explores Higgenson's motivations for writing the novel.
"It's here at last...the South African novel that throws off all the literary baggage of political cliché and posturing, and gives us an honest exploration of not only what it is to be human, but what it is to be South African" City Press
"Craig Higginson is in the vanguard of the latest and most exciting novelists in South Africa, both robust and sensitive, offering a barometer of the best to be expected from the newest wave of writing in the country." André Brink
Craig Higginson lives in Johannesburg. His previous novels include Last Summer and The Landscape Painter, which won the University of Johannesburg Award for South African Literature in English.