Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa, where his father was the editor of the Rand Daily Mail. He is the author of 18 works of fiction and non-fiction including Whitbread Novel Award winner Leading the Cheers (1998) and The Promise of Happiness (2005)
Oscar Pistorius: a troubling symbol of South Africa's new, squeezed, Afrikaner society of the cities
12 September 2014 07:39 PM
A trial that brought home the gun-culture reality of South Africa
06 December 2013 12:29 AM
Not once in the long years on Robben Island did he bend to the will of his captors
This week's big questions: Should bankers benefit from Help to Buy? Do you feel spied upon by the Government?
11 October 2013 05:56 PM
This week's big questions are answered by the novelist Justin Cartwright
13 September 2013 07:00 PM
My choice is almost entirely self-serving. I have just looked, and see that I have 23 books by John Updike. In 2006, he suggested me to write the foreword (it ended up as an afterword) for the new Penguin edition of Rabbit at Rest. So in a sense I am trying to attach myself to the great man's memory by choosing it as my Book of a Lifetime.
22 February 2013 05:23 PM
The background to the Pistorius case is concerning, but it is no surprise: in South Africa only one in 50 hijackings lead to a conviction and most murders go unsolved
29 June 2012 08:00 PM
The cry that goes up in dealing rooms when a trade is bad is ‘OPM’ – other people’s money
21 December 2011 12:00 AM
Charles Dickens was driven by demons when he wrote his much-loved yuletide tales. Award-winning author Justin Cartwright feels the pain
06 February 2005 12:02 AM
Books: Driving out spirits - African Ceremonies by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher Abrams pounds 95, 2 vols;
28 November 1999 12:02 AM
04 July 1999 12:02 AM
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Narendra Modi: Indian Prime Minister wears suit with pinstripes that spell his name to meet Barack Obama