Roger Smith

Roger Smith, an accomplished screenwriter, director, and producer, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Cape Town. He is the author of the thrillers Mixed Blood and Wake Up Dead and is writing a third novel.


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Media

Watch and Listen

Wake Up Dead by Roger Smith

A book trailer for Wake Up Dead, a thriller novel from screenwriter, director, and producer Roger Smith.

Share This

Mixed Blood by Roger Smith

Roger Smith takes a look at the good and bad sides of Cape Town.

Share This

Roger Smith on his book Mixed Blood

Listen to Roger Smith talk about his suspense thriller Mixed Blood. Reluctant bank robber Jack Burn is on the run after a heist in the U.S. that left three million dollars missing and one cop dead. He is hiding out in Cape Town, South Africa, when a random gangland break-in draws him into a web of murder and vengeance.

Share This
Back

Author on the Web

 

Latest on Twitter


Back

Q & A

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.

Back

books
by the author

Wake Up Dead

Roger Smith
Picador

On a blowtorch-hot night in Cape Town, American ex-model Roxy Palmer and her gunrunner husband, Joe, are carjacked, leaving Joe in a pool of blood. As the...


Available In:

Book eBook
Mixed Blood

Roger Smith
Picador

A corrupt cop, a gangbanger, and an ex-marine sitting on three million dollars in stolen cash find themselves entangled in this "cinematic cape town thriller"...


Available In:

Book eBook
Back

Community

CriminalElement.com

Latest Blog Posts

Monday, July 21, 2014 2:00:00 PM
Monday, July 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM
Monday, July 21, 2014 8:45:00 AM
 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back