Deon Meyer
Deon Meyer is a South African author of crime thriller novels. He earned his B.A. degree majoring in English and History from the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, and his honours degree from the University of the Free State. Meyer worked for the South African print company Die Volksblad as a journalist and for Sanlam as a copywriter. Following that, he ran his own business creating and managing virtual communities. His last job before switching to writing was as a manager of special projects at BMW motorcycles.

Deon Meyer began his career as a writer when his short story was published in the magazine Huisgenoot. His first novel (in Afrikaans) was entitled Wie met vuur speel, which was published in 1994. His first novel to be published in English was Dead Before Dying, which was published in 1999 (originally published as Feniks in 1996). Below is a list of Deon Meyer’s books in order of when they were first published:

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Notes: Devil’s Peak was also published as Infata. Dead at Daybreak is also known as Orion. Enjoy! was co-authored with Anita Meyer.

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  1. John Carlisle: 6 years ago

    Dead Before Dying was the most enjoyable (I am sentimental) – and a superb introduction to Deon Meyer’s unique insight into the new South Africa. Being Afrikaans he provides a perspective that we too rarely get into, i.e. white natives whose presence in the country goes back 250 years.

    But, I do long for my Xhosa hero to be given at least one more showing, and maybe also, this time, a happy ending.


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