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Deon Meyer


South Africa (b.1958)

Deon Meyer was born in South African town of Paarl in the wine region of the Western Cape. He grew up in Klerksdorp, the gold mining region of Northwest Provence. After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter. Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative director, web manager, Internet strategist, and brand consultant.

Deon lives in Melkbosstrand on the South African West Coast with his wife, Anita, and four children.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction
 
Series
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Benny Griessel
   1. Devil's Peak (2007)
     aka Infanta
   2. Thirteen Hours (2010)
   3. Seven Days (2012)
   4. Cobra (2014)
   5. Icarus (2015)
   5.5. The Woman in the Blue Cloak (2018)
   6. The Last Hunt (2019)
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Novels
   Dead Before Dying (1999)
   Dead at Daybreak (2000)
     aka Orion
   Fever (2017)
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Collections
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Non fiction
   Enjoy! (2012) (with Anita Meyer)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best Thriller winner (2011) : Thirteen Hours


Deon Meyer recommends
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Payback (2010)
(Mace and Pylon, book 1)
Mike Nicol
"Mike Nicol is the rapidly rising star of South African crime fiction. His novels have everything I love about the genre in just the right amount: shady characters, twists, turns, murder, mayhem, humour, wonderful dialogue, white-knuckle pace and lots of authentic Cape Town colour."
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Cruel Crazy Beautiful World (2013)
Troy Blacklaws
"Mesmerising and evocative."
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Blue Sunday (2018)
Irma Venter
"Irma Venter is world class."
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Last Survivor (2020)
(Sonja Kurtz, book 4)
Tony Park
"A master storyteller, I love his work."

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