12 June, 2013

Neil Malherbe

Neil Malherbe will be a speaker at an SCBWI event to be held at the Sandton Public Library on 2 July 2013.

He is the 2013 Winner of the Crystal Kite Award for the Africa Region for The Magyar Conspiracy which also won the Sanlam Silver Prize for Youth Literature in 2011. The book is published by Tafelberg and is Neil's first novel for young adults.

Neil Malherbe grew up in Pretoria, where he matriculated from Pretoria Boys High School. He received his BEd and MEd at Rhodes University.

Neil has taught English at a number of schools around South Africa and is currently headmaster of Penryn Preparatory School near Nelspruit.

He is passionate about sport, specifically waterpolo and rugby, and has coached waterpolo at national level. His other passion is to enthuse children about reading. He enjoys watching sport, eating good food, reading and spending time at his beach cottage in the Eastern Cape. 

The Magyar Conspiracy is a murder-mystery set in Hungary and South Africa featuring a waterpolo competition. It has been described as a real page-turner. The author hopes it will encourage boys to read more.

Neil’s Blog: http://neil-malherbe.blogspot.com/

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