At the beginning of April I joined the crew over at Crime Fiction Lover and my first task was to compile a list of twelve South African crime fiction authors. So I tried to do as much research as possible to make sure I included a good representation of our crime writers. Of course I wanted to include the popular and known names like Deon Meyer and Karin Brynard, but I also wanted to find lesser known authors.
Unfortunately not all South African crime writers’ books are translated into English or distributed internationally. Writers like Bettina Wyngaard, Irma Venter, Rudi van Rensburg and Chris Karsten have either limited novels translated or none at all. Let’s hope this will change soon.
In the meantime, have a look at my selection on Crime Fiction Lover and let me know who you would’ve added to the list.