|Born||30 September 1964|
|Occupation||Novelist, journalist, film director|
|Genre||Crime fiction, children's literature, non-fiction, school textbooks|
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.
- 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.
- "Once upon a life: Margie Orford". The Guardian. 4 September 2011. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014.
- "Oscar Pistorius trial: the imaginary black stranger at heart of the defence". The Guardian. 4 March 2014. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014.
- Margie Orford's website.
- Margie Orford's profile at Jonathan Ball Publishers.
- Margie Orford's profile at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.
- Margie Orford on Twitter.
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