John van de Ruit


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April 19, 1975

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John Howard van de Ruit is a South African novelist, actor, playwright and producer. He has been a professional actor, playwright and producer since 1998. He was born in Durban and educated at Michaelhouse, where he stayed in Founders House and from where he matriculated in 1993. He then went on to complete a Masters degree in Drama and Performance at the then University of Natal.

He is best known for his collaboration with Ben Voss on the satirical sketch show Green Mamba which has toured extensively throughout Southern Africa since 2002. His first novel was published in 2005 by Penguin, entitled Spud. The book was a runaway success in South Africa. It won the 2006 Bookseller's Choice Award. The sequel Spud- The Madness Continues... was rel
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I spend a considerable portion of my time on Earth pondering life's lesser insanities. It really is one of the few downsides of having an unrecognised job, along with the frequent discovery that its noon and you're still wearing your pyjamas. That aside, I send this ramble into cyber space because in a mere three weeks the feature film of Spud will premiere around the country and a few weeks th...

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Average rating: 4.05 · 11,025 ratings · 827 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
Spud (Spud, #1)

4.06 avg rating — 5,337 ratings — published 2005 — 22 editions
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Spud: The Madness Continues

3.99 avg rating — 2,614 ratings — published 2008 — 17 editions
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Spud: Learning to Fly

3.96 avg rating — 1,787 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Spud: Exit, Pursued by a Bear

4.21 avg rating — 1,155 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Spud: Journal

4.41 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2007
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