I had such a fun morning work Katlego and the Expresso team. And their frenchies, of course! Thanks so much for having me on.
I write in:
Bed, in the early mornings, with a cup of coffee and my laptop. Preferably before 6am.
The best advice anyone gave me about writing:
Write the book you want to read. Also: Have a lot of snacks within reaching distance.
To read the full Q&A click here...
Zahrah from Voice of the Cape Radio station chats to Alex about how she researched a novel set in Alaska, as well as what it was like to write such a difficult male character, and whether it was satisfying to have a female antagonist take revenge on him.
Featured as an up-coming South African author to watch in 2015 by the Sunday Times, the article reads:
"Known for her satirical blogs, such as My Branded Life and Cape Town Girl, Alex van Tonder's debut novel This One Time (Pan Macmillan) is due out in May. It features an unlikeable multimillionaire trying to recover from writer's block in an Alaskan hunting lodge. His mistake is opening the door to a pretty girl harbouring a Misery persona. Lauren Beukes' shout: 'Alex van Tonder has a straight razor on the pulse of pop culture. Scathing, witty and incisive.'"