Karin Brynard

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography:

'Brooding. Riveting. Brilliant.' — Deon Meyer

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.

Awards:
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) 

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  WEEPING WATERS    Thriller, 360pp   Penguin (SA), 2014     Inspector Albertus Beeslaar is a traumatised cop who has fled from the mean streets of Johannesburg to the quiet of a rural community on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, only to find that violence knows no geographical boundaries.

WEEPING WATERS

Thriller, 360pp
Penguin (SA), 2014


Inspector Albertus Beeslaar is a traumatised cop who has fled from the mean streets of Johannesburg to the quiet of a rural community on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, only to find that violence knows no geographical boundaries.

 ONSE VADERS (English: OUR FATHERS)  Thriller  Human & Rousseau (SA) - October 20, 2012  Albertus Beeslaar goes to leafy university town Stellenbosch to visit an old friend and mentor, only to find himself at a funeral instead, and drawn into the murder investigation of a local high society wife. 

ONSE VADERS (English: OUR FATHERS)

Thriller 
Human & Rousseau (SA) - October 20, 2012

Albertus Beeslaar goes to leafy university town Stellenbosch to visit an old friend and mentor, only to find himself at a funeral instead, and drawn into the murder investigation of a local high society wife. 

 HOMELAND  Thriller, 405 pages Penguin Random House SA, May 2018  Beeslaar is ready to resign and return to Joburg, where new work, a baby daughter and chance to resolve things with the mother, Gerda, await. But things do not go as planned and he is drawn into burning issues around land rights, with lives at stake. Another masterful multi-stranded crime thriller.

HOMELAND

Thriller, 405 pages
Penguin Random House SA, May 2018

Beeslaar is ready to resign and return to Joburg, where new
work, a baby daughter and chance to resolve things with the mother, Gerda, await. But things do not go as planned and he is drawn into burning issues around land rights, with lives at stake. Another masterful multi-stranded crime thriller.