David Ralph Viviers is a writer and film and theatre actor. He holds a BA in Theatre and Performance, as well as a master’s degree in Creative Writing, both with distinction, from the University of Cape Town. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Brett Goldin Bursary award, which allowed him to study with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a month in Stratford-upon-Avon. For his work in both English and Afrikaans theatre, he won a Fleur du Cap Award in 2020 and has received several Kanna and Fiësta nominations. His film/TV work includes Binnelanders, Tali’s Baby Diary, Kanarie, No Hiding Here, Home Affairs 1 & 2, Rage and Black Sails. His first novel, Mirage, was published earlier this year.