Michael Williams



Michael Williams is a writer of plays, musicals, operas, and novels and the Managing Director of Cape Town Opera in South Africa. He began writing "radio plays" while studying at University of Cape Town and had his first novel published when he was twenty-five years old. He has written operas for young people based on African mythology as well as the libretti for symphonic operas that have premiered around the world. Michael is the author of several books, including the highly praised young adult novel Crocodile Burning. He finds writing fiction to be the perfect antidote to the drama of keeping an opera company alive in Africa.

Average rating: 4.05 · 2,006 ratings · 390 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Now Is the Time for Running

4.06 avg rating — 1,293 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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Diamond Boy

4.17 avg rating — 510 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Crocodile Burning

3.83 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Who Killed Jimmy Valentine?

3.71 avg rating — 48 ratings
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The Eighth Man (A Jake Mull...

3.55 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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The Genuine Half-Moon Kid: 9

2.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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The secret song

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Hijack City

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Into the Valley

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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“In this moment I am all I ever want to be; I am free of worry, released from fear; unable to think of anything but this moment.”
Michael Williams, Now Is the Time for Running

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