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Ron Irwin

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Buffalo, NY, The United States



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Ron Irwin is an American writer who divides his time between Cape Town, South Africa and various places in the United States. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, where he learned to row. He attended boarding school and college in New England, where he was part of a number of winning crews. Ron has worked as a journalist, a documentary filmmaker, and as a teacher. He currently lectures in the Centre for Film and Media at the University of Cape Town.

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I read an early version of this hilarious novel and am so pleased to see that it has found its wings. Wonderful, crazy, off the wall, totally irreverent, Joffe skewers more sacred cows than a kufta kabob stand. This book has gotten love from none oth ...more
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If you liked the musical Hamilton, then you will enjoy Jack Casey's Hamilton's Choice, a historical novel that centres around the death of Hamilton’s son Philip in a duel at the hands of the odious Republican George Eaker and Hamilton's bitter polit
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