Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Thrillers infused with flavour of africa

Here's a very nice article from a recent edition of the Canberra Times which mentions three of my favourite authors, South Africa's Deon Meyer, and Australia's Malla Nunn and Tony Park.

I met Malla for the first time recently at an author talk at North Sydney's Stanton Library, where she spoke about her new book, Let the Dead Lie, a sequel to A Beautiful Place to Die. She is an exceptionally nice person, so I urge you all to go out and buy her book (and a copy of my latest, WAR DOGS, while you're in the shop.

I'm very excited to see that Deon Meyer's new book, 13 Hours, has finally been translated from Afrikaans to English and can't wait to read it. You should read it, too, though if your budget's a bit tight, buy WAR DOGS instead.

Deon and I share the same literary agent and we have communicated via email. I hope to be braaing some wors and consuming some Castle with him some time in the future as he seems like a lekker oke.

12 comments :

Trin said...

Have read Malla Nunn's last book - loved it - will now look for her latest (after War Dogs OF COURSE).

Amazing how when one is scanning the bookshelves for a book to read one looks for the silhouettes of an African landscape at sunset!!!

Keep up the good work all authors of the continent, but especially TP - slurrrrp - oh and I nearly forgot - Frank xx

tonypark said...

Hi Trin

I'm having lunch with Frank Coates on Friday so I;ll tell him how much you love him.

tp

Trin said...

You do that Tony - and make sure you give him my photo, I'm sure he'll love me too! And maybe you can ask when HIS next book is out too - or would that be REALLY pushing it??????

dozycow said...

Wow Trin, just imagine, our two favourite writers together at lunch - would love to be a fly on the wall there......

Gotta go now & get back to War Dogs....

fc said...

G'day Tony, and hi to your multitude of readers. I'm too lazy to run my own blog so I thought I'd do a bit of promo via yours. (How cheeky am I?!)
It's all Trin's fault - she wants to know the release date for my next book.
Thank you Trin for asking (and giving me the excuse to so outrageously steal some space on Tony's blog). My next title will be published in March 2011 ("Softly Calls the Serengeti").
Okay, so I owe you a beer, Tony, but heck, what are friends for?

Cheers
Frank

tonypark said...

Frank you scammer,

You need to get a blog going so I can hack into it and promote THE DELTA, due for publication August 1, 2010.

Make mine a VB mate.

tp

ali g said...

Good move Frank..made me check Amazon to see if any FC books on Kindle...4 there so must get them.
Have a great lunch with Tony...

dozycow said...

Hi FC - looking forward to your next book in March (I already have all your others in my collection)

Enjoy your lunch Tony as well as the VB.......

PS: War Dogs is great, I am enjoying it immensely !

Trin said...

Hi FC - cracked up when I saw your entry - the audacity of some people!!! Love your books, but don't blame me for, as TP would say, your "shameless self-promotion." Looking forward to nxt book...

Anyway TP, you shouldn't be TOO p'd off, you have been known to do just a little bit of the self-promo yourself at times, but I think it is worth at least two VB's.

Have a great lunch guys.

Les said...

The cover of The Delta is is absolutely stunning.I will put aside all my other books when it is released here.

ali g said...

More blog please Parks..my attention span is starting to wander

Heidihi said...

Yes, more blog TP