"Alaska as a setting is really important. Apart from being physically isolated and impossible to penetrate… what was really important for his character development was for him to be emotionally isolated. A large part of his sense of self is linked to his affirmation online… he chases likes, he chases that endless online affirmation that you get when you’re a social media celebrity, so he needed to be in a place where he could get none of that… He has to escape, but he also has to come to terms with what he’s become."
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 chat to Rozanne from Flits, an Afrikaans magazine show on Kyknet, right before my book launch in Joburg at Wolves Cafe. Don't worry - the interview is in English :)
Gareth Cliff chats to Alex van Tonder about all sorts of things including her debut novel, social media thriller This One Time.