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Ron Irwin an American who grew up in Buffalo, New York and has taught at the University of Cape Town Centre for Media Studies since 2009. He has worked as a freelance writer and has published hundreds of articles both online and offline. His nonfiction work has appeared in, as well as the South African editions of GQ, Men's Health and FHM. His first novel, Flat Water Tuesday, was published with St. Martin Press in 2013 in the USA and was a Target Book Club Pick for May, 2014. It sold widely in South Africa. The novel has been optioned to film, which is now in development. He is represented by Tris Coburn at the Tristram C. Coburn agency and Jon Cassir at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles.

“When you look back at a huge experience like going to boarding school, you have thousands and thousands of people who all experience it differently. The writer’s job is to speak to all of them via fiction, not journalism” - Ron Irwin
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