Deon Meyer

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Film/TV agent: Conrad Williams

Internationally acclaimed, bestselling, prizewinning author and screenwriter.

Deon won the Deutsche Krimi Preis 2009 for BLOOD SAFARI, Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière 2003 for DEAD BEFORE DYING and Le Prix Mystère de la Critique 2004 for DEAD AT DAYBREAK, which was adapted for an Afrikaans M-Net TV series. THIRTEEN HOURS was the winner of the Barry Award in the Best Thriller category 2011 & was shortlisted for the Macavity Best Mystery Novel Award. He has been shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger three times. Rights in his titles are sold in 30 territories and 28 languages and many of his books have been optioned for film. DEAD BEFORE DYING was filmed for a 6-part TV series, titled CAPE TOWN, featuring his character Mat Joubert. TRACKERS commences production as a 6 x I hour TV series in Spring 2019. His novel FEVER is under option to Sid Gentle Films.

‘He’s up there with the best in the world.’—Marcel Berlins, The Times 

‘Deon Meyer's name on the cover is a guarantee of crime writing at its best.’ – Tess Gerritsen 

‘Deon Meyer is one of the giants of crime fiction.' – El Mundo

‘One of the best crime writers on the planet.’ – Mail on Sunday

Deon’s original screenplays include a ten-part adaptation of DEAD AT DAYBREAK for M-net, and original screenplays RUNNING GIRL, under option to Egoli Tossel, and THE SCORPION NEXT DOOR, optioned to TF1 International.