Writers need to read, of course, but also to spend time with other writers discussing the craft of writing. What two writers would do this better – and more entertainingly – than best-selling author, Tony Park and our very own Jo-Anne Richards. If you want to hone your craft, do watch this masterclass to learn about Tony’s writing process and thoughts on fiction.

Tony Park is the author of 18 novels set in Africa and six non fiction biographies. Tony has worked as a reporter, a press secretary, a PR consultant and a freelance writer. He also served 34 years in the Australian Army Reserve including six month in Afghanistan in 2002. Tony and his wife divide their time between Sydney and southern Africa where they own a home on the border of the Kruger National Park.

Tony’s 18th novel, Last Survivor, has just been released.


Jo-Anne Richards is an internationally published novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing from Wits University. Jo-Anne has published five novelsThe Imagined Child, The Innocence of Roast ChickenMy Brother’s Book,  Touching the Lighthouse and Sad at the Edges.

Her first novel, The Innocence of Roast Chicken has been  rereleased, as part of the Picador Africa Classics collection. When it first appeared, in 1996, it was nominated for the Impac International Dublin Literary Award and chosen as an “outstanding debut novel” by a British book chain.


Want to know more about publishing in South Africa? Watch the publishing webinar with the Pan Macmillan South Africa publishing team.  They share their knowledge of and experiences in the South African publishing industry, and answer all those questions that new and experienced writers ask about publishing.



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