Internationally acclaimed writer, Deon Meyer, got his start as a journalist at Die Volksblad, and published his first novel (in Afrikaans) in 1994. His novels have since been translated into over 25 languages and he has won two prizes in France: Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policiére 2003 for Feniks, the Prix Mystère de la Critique 2004 for Orion. Proteus appeared on the IMPAC literary award’s long list and he receive the 2006 Deutsche Krimi Preis in the international category. His most recent thriller in English, Icarus, was published in 2015. Koors, his latest in Afrikaans, will be available in 2016.
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