Margie Orford

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Margie Orford
Born30 September 1964
OccupationNovelist, journalist, film director
GenreCrime fiction, children's literature, non-fiction, school textbooks

Margie Orford (born 30 September 1964) is a South African journalist, film director and author of crime fiction, children's fiction, non-fiction and school text books.[1]


Orford was born in London and grew up in Namibia and South Africa. She was detained during the 1985 State of Emergency while a student at the University of Cape Town, taking her final examinations in prison. After travelling widely, she studied under J. M. Coetzee before embarking on a career in publishing in the newly emerged Namibia. She returned to live in South Africa in 2001.[2]


Crime fiction[edit]

  • Like Clockwork. South Africa: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA. October 2008. ISBN 978-1-86842-327-9.
  • Blood Rose. South Africa: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA. August 2009. ISBN 978-1-86842-348-4.
  • Gallows Hill. United Kingdom: Atlantic Books. September 2011. ISBN 978-1-86842-395-8.
  • Daddy's Girl. United Kingdom: Atlantic Books. June 2012. ISBN 978-1-84354-947-5.
  • Water Music. South Africa: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA. July 2013. ISBN 978-1-86842-396-5.

Children's fiction[edit]


With Schimke, Karin (30 September 2006). Fabulously 40 and Beyond: Coming into Your Power an Embracing Change. Spearhead P. ISBN 978-0-86486-588-5.

School textbooks[edit]



  1. ^ "Author Profile: Margie Orford". [Head of]. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Margie Orford". [Jonathan Ball Publishers]. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014.

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