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Jacques Strauss

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I was born and raised in South Africa and lived in New Zealand for a few years. I moved to London in 2005. In my twenties, I was a failed playwright but when I turned thirty, I decided this was undignified and decided to become a failed author instead. This seemed more glamorous. But then hey - I got published: UK May 19 2011 (Cape); US August 30 2011 (FSG).

During the day I'm a freelance digital producer. This ensures that I enjoy life's little pleasures like food and shelter.


This is a blog I wrote for the Vintage Books website - which is will well worth checking out. But I will be posting the Vintage blogs here as well.

I love it when a famous person, be they an actor, politician, writer or celebrity is asked what their favourite book is. It’s a real bitch of a question for a number of reasons:

(1) The interviewer is asking them to distil everything that they love a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 18, 2011 03:38 • 149 views • Tags: favourite-books, influences, publishing, writing
Average rating: 3.18 · 155 ratings · 30 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
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