Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer is a south African crime thriller write who has fun in writing. He has so far over the years done more than ten books and a total of two short story series. He has also written many scripts for a number of films and television. Despite the fact that he writes his books in Afrikaan, all his books have translated to more than twenty languages therefore sold all over the world. He prefers writing stories on his own and therefore can’t really consider writing about someone else. In any case, it is much more fun to write his own.

Deon Meyer acquired a BA degree in History and English majors acquired from the Potchelstroom University of Christian Education, then advanced to obtain an Honours Degree from the University of Free State. He begun his career at Die Volksblad in the 1980s where he worked as a journalist. Starting as a copy writer at Sanlam, he was later promoted to be the internal communication’s manager and creative director of the publicity department. He started his own business after Sanlam then later proceeded to work with BMW.

Books in order of publication by series:

Benny Griessel Books

Devil’s Peak(2007) 
Thirteen Hours(2010) 
Seven Days(2012) 
The Woman in the Blue Cloak(2017)
The Dark Flood(2021)

Lemmer Books

Blood Safari(2008) 

Standalone Novels

Dead Before Dying(1999) 
Dead at Daybreak(2000) 
Heart of the Hunter(2003) 

Non-Fiction Books

Enjoy!: Cooking with Anita & Deon Meyer(2012)
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