Speaker: Natalie Conyer
Topic: Present Tense
When South Africa moved from apartheid to majority rule, locally produced crime fiction became extremely popular. Why was this? What does crime fiction have to say about the new South Africa, and how does it deal with real-life crime there? Natalie Conyer will talk about why she chose to write about South Africa and the challenges she faced in doing so.
Natalie was born and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa but now lives in Sydney. Her debut crime novel, ‘Present Tense’, is set in Cape Town. Her short stories have won several awards in the Scarlet Stiletto competition run by Sisters in Crime Australia.
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