James Whyle

Location Johannesburg
Occupation writer
Website http://jameswhyle.blogspot.com/

Books by James Whyle
  • by James Whyle
    Jacana Media, 2012.
  • About Me

    Grew up in the Amatole Mountains of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Conscripted into the apartheid army, I was discharged on the grounds of insanity. I did everything in my power to assist the authorities in reaching this diagnosis. The play about the experience, National Madness,was published in Market Plays.

    Short story, The Story, was chosen by JM Coetzee as winner of the 2011 Pen/Studzinski competition.

    Novel, The Book of War published in 2012:


    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Cormac McCarthy
    Josephs Heller
    Norman Mailer
    Annie Proulx
    Tobias Wolff
    Johathan Raban
    Bruce Chatwin
    Paul Theroux

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