Margie Orford, an award-winning journalist and internationally acclaimed writer, is the author of the Clare Hart series as well as several children’s books and works of non-fiction. Her novels have been translated into nine languages. She was born in London and grew up in Namibia. A Fulbright Scholar, she was educated in South Africa and the United States. She is president of South African PEN, the patron of Rape Crisis and of the children’s book charity, The Little Hands Trust. She lives in Cape Town.