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Roger Smith

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.

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  • Mixed Blood by Roger Smith

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

  • Wake Up Dead by Roger Smith

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

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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.

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Wake Up Dead

Roger Smith

An amphetamine-fueled thriller about a bombshell American widow on the run in Cape Town’s violent badlands—from a writer being compared to George Pelecanos and Richard PriceA...

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Mixed Blood

Roger Smith

An American fugitive hides out in Cape Town—one of the world’s most beautiful and violent cities—in this riveting debut thriller that asks: Can you ever outrun your...

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