Amanda Patterson

The Writers Write Interview – Barbara Kingsolver

We enjoyed hosting American author, Barbara Kingsolver, whose most famous books include The Poisonwood Bible;  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle;  The Lacuna; and her latest novel, Flight Behaviour. Barbara was in Johannesburg on one of the hottest days of the year. She did not let the heat or…

The Writers Write Interview – Mary Rolph Lamontagne

I enjoyed meeting up with Mary Rolph Lamontagne again. The last time I saw her was when I was teaching her how to write a book on our Writers Write course in Cape Town. Now, we were meeting because she has written, and successfully published, a…

The Writers Write Interview – Peter James

We had a wonderful time with Peter James, the British best-selling author of the Detective Roy Grace novels. Peter was in South Africa to promote his latest novel, Want You Dead, as part of The Bloody Book Week. The guests were instantly taken by his opening declaration…

The Writers Write Interview – Lauren Beukes

We enjoyed hosting South African author, Lauren Beukes. Lauren is the best-selling author of The Shining Girls. Lauren was in Johannesburg to promote her latest novel, Broken Monsters. She was charming and irreverent. She believes we should be promiscuous in our reading and try different genres and…

The Writers Write Interview – Susan Lewis

We loved hosting Susan Lewis, international best-selling author of more than 30 novels. Susan was in South Africa to promote her latest novel, Never Say Goodbye. She charmed the audience with her stories and her sense of humour, mentioning moments from when she dated one of…
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