Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: Experienced political correspondent, now a bestselling South African crime writer. She burst onto the scene with her Afrikaans debut, PLAASMOORD (WEEPING WATERS), characterful literary crime in the Scandinavian mould.
Human & Rousseau published PLAASMOORD and ONSE VADERS in Afrikaans. Penguin South Africa publish the English editions as WEEPING WATERS and OUR FATHERS, and her next novel HOMELAND (TUISLAND). Her books are also sold in Holland and France.
University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for Creative Writing (2009) – Plaasmoord (Weeping Waters)
M-Net Literature Award in the film category (2010) – Plaasmoord (Weeping Waters)
M-Net Literature Award in the film category (2013) – Onse Vaders (Our Father)
ATKV Literature Prize (2013 – Onse Vaders (Our Father)
Longlisted for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (2015) - Plaasmoord (Weeping Waters)