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Louis Greenberg

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About Louis Greenberg

Louis Greenberg is a freelance editor and writer. He was born in Johannesburg, the last of five Catholic-raised children of Greek Orthodox and Protestant ancestry. After a childhood focussed on staying out of trouble, he studied English and History and qualified with a Master’s degree on sex and family in vampire fiction. Later he returned to university for a doctorate on the post-religious apocalyptic fiction of Douglas Coupland.

He has edited mostly fiction for publishers including Random House Struik, Penguin and NB Publishers and some academic work for journals and institutions, and was an online tutor at the South African Writers’ College. Previous jobs have included reshelving books at a public library, cashiering at a Chinese restaurant and at a supermarket, writing consultancy, lecturing, thirteen years’ bookselling and marketing at a bookshop chain, and as commissioning editor of eKhaya, Random House Struik’s digital imprint.

His published work includes a handful of photos, poems and short stories. His first novel, The Beggars’ Signwriters (Umuzi, 2006), was shortlisted for the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the 2007 University of Johannesburg Debut Prize. He compiled and edited Home Away (Zebra Press, 2010), a collaboration by 24 writers set in a single, global day. His ‘gently apocalyptic’ novel, Dark Windows, was published by Umuzi in 2014.

Under the name S.L. Grey, he co-writes horror-thrillers with Sarah Lotz, zombie queen of the south. Their first novel, The Mall, was published by Corvus in 2011. The Ward was released in 2012, and The New Girl in October 2013. Under Ground was published by Pan Macmillan in July 2015, and The Apartment is coming in 2016.

Visit louisgreenberg.com for book information and more.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    June 18th, 2008 @09:23 #
     
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    Vampire fiction! I'm beyond jealous.

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    June 18th, 2008 @09:50 #
     
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    I must admit, it was a fun topic... listened to lots of Bauhaus and Sisters while writing it, of course.

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    June 18th, 2008 @10:02 #
     
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    Hehehe of course you did.

    Damn, that must have been interesting.

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  • <a href="http://sveneick.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sven</a>
    Sven
    June 18th, 2008 @10:16 #
     
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    The music reference makes me wonder if any fictional vampires have sported perms and tights?

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    June 18th, 2008 @10:29 #
     
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    Théâtre des Vampires?

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    June 18th, 2008 @10:37 #
     
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    I've updated some of it into articles, so perhaps I'll have something published to post here in months to come.

    Perms, tights. I'm sure!

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    June 18th, 2008 @10:47 #
     
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    Oh yes please, that would be great reading.

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  • <a href="http://seanbadal.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sean</a>
    Sean
    September 23rd, 2008 @09:45 #
     
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    Hey Louis, there was a really great interview with Raban in the FT a few weeks ago on new edition of Soft City.

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    September 23rd, 2008 @09:57 #
     
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    Thanks, Sean - I'll look it up. I really enjoy his stuff. It sort of sneaks up on you, doesn't it?

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    November 20th, 2009 @16:35 #
     
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    Double congratulations are in order for Mr Greenberg, as friends of his on Facebook will know. Things going from strength to strength in LG land. Life's good!

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    November 20th, 2009 @16:51 #
     
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    An extra Greenberg is always welcome. Warmest congratulations once more!

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