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Geoffrey Wells

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Born
in Welkom, South Africa
January 09, 1953

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John Le Carre, John Irving, Johnathan Franzen

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October 2010


Impressions formed on a South African farm, boarding school, a father who read from the classics to his children, and a storytelling mother, sparked Geoffrey Wells with a writer’s imagination. Diverse interests of piano, playing drums, running track, observing elephants in Botswana and exploring Mozambique, gave Wells a framework for his first thriller, A FADO FOR THE RIVER. He found adventure climbing the Drakensburg Mountains and in the cold desert nights while serving as a reluctant commando in the South African army.

His career as Art Director in advertising lured him to commercials, and after immigrating to the U.S. in 1980, he studied at the American Film Institute, specializing in producing. He paid the rent working the graveyard roo
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Inklings of what you’ll be hearing at my readings

Hello again. If you’re in the New York/Long Island area over the summer, here are the locations where I’ll be reading from ATONE FOR THE IVORY CLOUD: Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport on Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m. Rogers Memorial Library on August 9th at noon. I’ll be talking on “How the Ivory Supply […] Read more of this blog post »
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Mahatma Gandhi
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
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