Deon Meyer

Interviewed 29 August 2015

Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl. After military duty and studying at Potchefstroom University, he worked as a reporter, press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative director, internet strategist and brand consultant before becoming a full-time crime writer in 2009. He lives near Cape Town. His  big passions are motorcycling, music, reading, cooking and rugby.

Books by Deon Meyer

The Last Hunt

Captain Benny Griessel of South Africa’s elite Hawks police unit and his partner Vaughn Cupido are assigned to investigate the death of an ex-policeman and uncover a plot to kill the country’s corrupt president

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Cleal


In a world where the majority of the population has been destroyed by a pandemic, an altruistic academic sets out to build a society free from the pressures of South Africa’s past.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by John Cleal