Justin Cartwright
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Cartwright: 'I didn't want to write an apartheid novel'

Justin Cartwright is a British novelist who was born in South Africa, and whose books have won a number of awards.

His characters are often successful professionals whose lives have started to unravel in ways that force them to change.

Razia Iqbal spoke to Cartwright about success as a writer and asked him why he hasn't written more extensively about South Africa.

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  • 09 Dec 2011
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