John Carlin

Penguin Books South Africa publicist Jean Fryer announced today that John Carlin is to write the much anticipated story of Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar Pistorius the Paralympic athlete  who shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on the early hours of valentines day, 14th of February 2013 is still to stand trial at a date to be announced.  The book is said to be released shortly after the trial ends.  According to Penguin Books the book will detail the rise and fall of Pistorius.

John Carlin, author of Playing the Enemy (published by Atlantic Books, 2009) was a No 1 bestseller in South Africa and sold over 100 000 copies.  Carlin was nominated for the William Hill Award and adapted into the Clint Eastwood film Invictus, starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman.  Carlin is also the co-author of the official autobiography of Rafael Nadal.

Ravi Mirchandani, Editor-in-Chief of Atlantic Books, comments: ‘As a former South Africa correspondent for the Independent and as author of the international bestseller Playing The Enemy, John is the ideal writer to do justice to all the many issues surrounding the Oscar Pistorius case and trial. We’re delighted to be publishing his book and much look forward to working with him again.’