Deon Meyer's books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fan base. Originally written in Afrikaans, they have now been translated into twenty-eight languages. Thirteen Hours was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger and won the Boeke Prize in South Africa, the first time in the prize's 16-year history that a South African book has won. His novels have also won literary prizes in France, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands, and the film rights to seven of his novels have been optioned or sold. His big passions are motorcycling, music, reading, cooking and rugby.