Deon Meyer


Born
in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
July 04, 1958

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Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958, and grew up in Klerksdorp, in the gold mining region of Northwest Province.

After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter. Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative director, web manager, Internet strategist, and brand consultant.

Deon wrote his first book when he was 14 years old, and bribed and blackmailed his two brothers into reading it. They were not impressed (hey, everybody is a critic ...)
Deon Meyer

Heeding their wisdom, he did not write fiction again until he was in his early thirties, when he started publishi
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“Hebzucht heeft geen kleur.”
Deon Meyer, Onzichtbaar
tags: wisdom

“Ik wilde haar weer horen lachen. Sterker nog: ik wilde de lach uit haar tevoorschijn toveren, ik wilde de reden zijn waarom die melodie gespeeld werd, want het was de klank van geluk, van tevredenheid, van alles wat goed en mooi was in de wereld.”
Deon Meyer, Onsigbaar

“Years later I realised he left sex out when he came to Maslow’s list of physiological needs. I don’t blame him.”
Deon Meyer, Fever A Novel
tags: maslow

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Welk boek gaan we in maart 2021 lezen? (Een boek dat zich afspeelt in een niet-Westers land)

De vliegeraar van Khaled Hosseini - 352 pagina's - Afghanistan
 
  24 votes, 17.0%

Het huis van de moskee van Kader Abdolah - 412 pagina's - Iran
 
  19 votes, 13.5%

Moord op de Nijl van Agatha Christie - 223 pagina's - Egypte
 
  13 votes, 9.2%

Honderd jaar eenzaamheid van Gabriel García Márquez - 428 pagina's - Columbia/Macondo
 
  10 votes, 7.1%

 
  10 votes, 7.1%

Duizend schitterende zonnen van Khaled Hosseini - 396 pagina's - Afghanistan
 
  9 votes, 6.4%

 
  8 votes, 5.7%

Atlantis van David Gibbins - 381 pagina's - Egypte/Rode Zee
 
  7 votes, 5.0%

De vegetariër van Han Kang - 222 pagina's - Zuid Korea
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

Judas van Amos Oz - 304 pagina's - Israel
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

Een kist ontploffende mango's van Mohammed Hanif - 415 pagina's - Pakistan
 
  5 votes, 3.5%

De ontembare van Guillermo Arriaga - 830 pagina's - Mexico
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

Ali en Nino van Kurban Said - 282 pagina's - Azerbeidzjan
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

Een huis voor meneer Biswas van V.S. Naipaul - 586 pagina's - Trinidad en Tobago
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

Koorts van Deon Meyer - 582 pagina's - Zuid-Afrika
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

Het lelietheater van Lulu Wang - 495 pagina's - China
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

Weg naar huis van Yaa Gyasi - 400 pagina's - Ghana
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

Blijf bij me van Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ - 288 pagina's - Nigeria
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

Mensenwerk van Han Kang - 240 pagina's - Zuid-Korea
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

Het ding om je hals van Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 254 pagina's - Nigeria
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

Suikerbastaard van Jaap Scholten - 576 pagina's - Ethiopië
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

De schim van mijn liefde van Dương Thu Hương - 509 pagina's - Vietnam
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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