Margie OrfordUK/South AfricaWriting2015
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Margie Orford, an award-winning journalist and internationally acclaimed writer, is the author of the Clare Hart series. Her novels have been translated into nine languages. She was born in London and grew up in Namibia, the setting for Blood Rose, her highly acclaimed second novel in the series. A Fulbright Scholar, she was educated in South Africa and the United States. She is the President of PEN South Africa, on the executive board of PEN International, the patron of Rape Crisis and of the children’s book charity, the Little Hands Trust. She currently lives in Cape Town.