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David Albertyn

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David Albertyn (1983) was born in Durban, South Africa, and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He studied at Queen’s University and the Humber School for Writers, and coached tennis until the publication of his first novel, “Undercard” (2019), which was a finalist for the Forest of Reading Evergreen Award. It also made 49th Shelf’s Top Fiction List of 2019 and CrimeReads’ list of “8 Debut Novels You Should Read This June” (2020). Among many sports, he primarily competed in track and field growing up, then in tennis as an adult. When he completes a draft of a novel, he does as much yoga and running in nature as he can, promptly burns out, and as soon as he’s recovered, it’s time to work on a new draft. His goal is to write visceral novels that are ...more

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It was really a number of ideas that had been lingering with me for a long time, which fortunately all fit together in one narrative to become Undercard. The first idea, however, the core of the entire book, was to centre a story on friends who had b See Full Answer
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I have a routine that helps me get into the mode of writing whereby I read from a novel that stylistically I would like to emulate for about 10 minutes. Then I read from my own work, starting a little further back from my furthest point, for about 5- See Full Answer
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