Spoilt Ballots: The Elections That Shaped South Africa, From Shaka To Cyril is a new work of non-fiction co-authored by journalists Nick Dall and UEA alumnus Matthew Blackman. It was published on Kindle by Penguin South Africa in February of this year, and will be published as a Zebra Press paperback this week. Matthew gained a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA in 2019. He has written as a journalist on corruption in South Africa, as well as on art, literature and history, and is the author of three previous books, the novels In The Same Space (2007) and Outside the Whale (2015) and another title co-written with Nick Dall, Rogues Gallery: An Irreverent History of Corruption in South Africa (2021). Matthew lives in Cape Town.