Troy Blacklaws

Agent : Isobel Dixon

Biography: South African writer, photographer, and English teacher born in 1965. Studied at Rhodes University. Author of the semi-autobiographical BLOOD ORANGE (SA: Double Storey 2005; Holland: Ambo Anthos 2006). 

 

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 CRUEL CRAZY BEAUTIFUL WORLD  Literary fiction, 214 pages Open Road Integrated Media - August 2012   
  
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   South Africa, 2004. Jerusalem (half Muslim, half Jew) is a young student with poetic leanings. Jabulani loses his teaching job for making a satirical remark about Mugabe and flees his native Zimbabwe. As two men's lives merge, their stories reveal the paradoxes of the South African experience.

CRUEL CRAZY BEAUTIFUL WORLD

Literary fiction, 214 pages
Open Road Integrated Media - August 2012

South Africa, 2004. Jerusalem (half Muslim, half Jew) is a young student with poetic leanings. Jabulani loses his teaching job for making a satirical remark about Mugabe and flees his native Zimbabwe. As two men's lives merge, their stories reveal the paradoxes of the South African experience.

 BAFANA BAFANA  Young Adult novel Open Road Integrated Media - September 2009  'Blacklaws effortlessly conjures up the sights, sounds and rhythms of the South African landscape.' -- Vikas Swarup  BAFANA BAFANA is a story of soccer, dreams, magic and Mandela. 

BAFANA BAFANA

Young Adult novel
Open Road Integrated Media - September 2009

'Blacklaws effortlessly conjures up the sights, sounds and rhythms of the South African landscape.' -- Vikas Swarup

BAFANA BAFANA is a story of soccer, dreams, magic and Mandela. 

 BLOOD ORANGE  Literary fiction, 205 pages Open Road Integrated Media - August 2005  'Tantalizingly beautiful.' -- Bishop Desmond Tutu  This stirring account of the coming of age of a South African schoolboy is a bitter-sweet evocation of a land both cruel and fruitful. Also adapted as a play.

BLOOD ORANGE

Literary fiction, 205 pages
Open Road Integrated Media - August 2005

'Tantalizingly beautiful.' -- Bishop Desmond Tutu

This stirring account of the coming of age of a South African schoolboy is a bitter-sweet evocation of a land both cruel and fruitful. Also adapted as a play.

 KAROO BOY  Literary fiction, 256
pages Open Road Integrated Media - July 28, 2005  A freak accident kills Douglas' twin brother and fragments his family. Winding up in an insular backwater town, Douglas meets harum-scarum Marika and old Xhosa garage worker Moses. Shortlisted South African Sunday
Times Fiction Award & Prix Femina for foreign fiction 2006. Film rights
optioned to Videovision.  'Blacklaws creates fully realized
characters and vivid imagery that shimmers.' -- John
Berendt

KAROO BOY

Literary fiction, 256 pages
Open Road Integrated Media - July 28, 2005

A freak accident kills Douglas' twin brother and fragments his family. Winding up in an insular backwater town, Douglas meets harum-scarum Marika and old Xhosa garage worker Moses. Shortlisted South African Sunday Times Fiction Award & Prix Femina for foreign fiction 2006. Film rights optioned to Videovision.

'Blacklaws creates fully realized characters and vivid imagery that shimmers.' -- John Berendt