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
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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