ames Woodhouse, publisher at Kwela, tells Naomi Meyer about a literary coincidence – some real life crime fiction.
James, Mark Twain said that truth is stranger than fiction. Please tell our readers about your recent collision of fact and fiction?
On Tuesday Lungisani Innocent Mdlolo, a convicted killer and rapist, escaped from court just before he was due to be sentenced in Johannesburg. He is considered extremely dangerous. Dubbed “One Man”, he was convicted in October of murder, three counts of rape, five of armed robbery, 10 of housebreaking and theft and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
On the 5th of December 2013, almost exactly a year ago, one of our authors began writing a story based on this exact premise – a convicted murderer escapes from custody. The title of the book – One Man.
Fact, as you say, has collided with fiction.
300 pages (complete). Pre-publication copy. Good condition. The covers are fresh and clean, internally fresh and free from inscriptions. Soft cover. Condition: Good . No Jacket. Special Edition.