Where are you from?
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. I now live in Cape Town.
Who are your favorite writers?
Elmore Leonard, Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson, Richard Stark, Patricia Highsmith, Philip Roth, Richard Price, Norman Mailer, Denis Johnson, Ian McEwan, John Updike, Pete Dexter.
Which books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
The Killer Inside Me - Jim Thompson
La Brava - Elmore Leonard
Point Blank - Richard Stark
The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Reading. Traveling. I practice Ashtanga yoga six days a week.
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Write a novel.
What is your favorite quote?
Hell is empty and all the devils are here - Shakespeare
What inspired you to write your first book?
The wild and crazy country I call home.
Where do you write?
At a desk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.