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In the Namib Desert, setting for my third novel, Windwalker
Straddling the two oceans at the southernmost tip of the African continent. Even though I am now living in London, I am always looking south...
My sparring partners: Scott Poulton, Carlos Andrade
, Gideon Remfry, Dave Laurent.
The view from my bedroom window in London. In The Midnight Side
I describe this view in an important scene in the book.
The deserted diamond mining town of Kolmanskop in Namibia. In 1917 it was the wealthiest town on earth but now it has become a place where the ghosts walk even during the day. In Windwalker
Adam Buchanan, my hero, has made a home for himself in one of these grandiose but decaying houses, which is clinging to the edge of the world...
At the Richmond Literature Festival
I was thrilled to discover that talented artist Alison Brooks used my first novel, The Midnight Side
, as inspiration for her striking painting, The Choice
. This is a picture of the artist and her painting.
At a book signing event with fellow South African writer Deon Meyer
, author of Dead Before Dying
At a book signing event at the Essex Literature Festival
at Clacton-on-Sea. On my right is John Connolly
, author of Every Dead Thing
and The White Road
and on my left is Paul Johnston
, author of The House of Dust
and Body Politic
Concentrating (not sleeping!) at the Fortean Unconvention with Adam Neville, Mark Chadbourn and Nick Cirkovic.
Singing the Hills are Alive. No, just kidding. Making a speech (and getting carried away!) at The Keeper book launch in Bourdon House, London.
In spectacular Banff, Canada with my family. Here I am with my two brothers and my nephew, Carl. What a great vacation...
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My speedball. Click here
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