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Margie Orford, photo © Jonathan Ball

Margie
Orford

Margie Orford was born in London and grew up in Namibia. A Fulbright Scholar, she was educated in South Africa and the United States, has a doctorate in creative writing from the University of East Anglia and is an honorary fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford. She is an award-winning journalist who has been dubbed the Queen of South African Crime Fiction. She is President Emerita of PEN South Africa and was the patron of Rape Crisis Cape Town while she lived in South Africa. She now lives in London. Photo Credit: Jonathan Ball

Margie Orford was born in London and grew up in Namibia. A Fulbright Scholar, she was educated in South Africa and the United States, has a doctorate in creative writing from the University of East Anglia and is an honorary fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford. She is an award-winning journalist who has been dubbed the Queen of South African Crime Fiction. She is President Emerita of PEN South Africa and was the patron of Rape Crisis Cape Town while she lived in South Africa. She now lives in London. Photo Credit: Jonathan Ball

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