Deon Meyer


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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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September 2017, Deon Meyer
"The South African writer has garnered fans worldwide for his bestselling Benny Griessel thrillers. In his latest book, Fever , he takes readers to a postpandemic world. Here he shares his picks for postapocalyptic books." ...More

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“Hebzucht heeft geen kleur.”
Deon Meyer, Onzichtbaar
tags: wisdom

“Egan. Watse naam is Egan? Hoe kom jy op daai een? Hoe kyk jy vir hierdie baby, jou laaitie, en sê, 'nooit, dis 'n Egan'. Klink soos die naam van 'n alien in die Spielberg movie. Fokken Egan... Egan the Vegan”
Deon Meyer, 7 dae

“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

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