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Louis GreenbergI am an author and editor born in Johannesburg. I studied English and History and qualified with a Master’s degree on sex and family in modern American vampire fiction. Later I returned to university for a doctorate on the post-religious apocalyptic fiction of Douglas Coupland.

I have edited and proofread more than seventy books, mostly of fiction, for publishers including Random House Struik, Penguin and NB Publishers and some academic work for journals and institutions, and was an online writing and editing 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, student writing consultancy, lecturing, thirteen years’ bookselling and marketing at a bookshop chain, and as commissioning editor of eKhaya, Random House Struik’s digital imprint.

Under the name S.L. Grey, Sarah Lotz and I co-write horror-thrillers published in over fifteen languages. Our 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 2015, and The Apartment in 2016; both of these have been optioned for film.

My first solo novel, The Beggars’ Signwriters (Umuzi, 2006), was shortlisted for the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the 2007 University of Johannesburg Prize. I compiled and edited Home Away (Zebra Press, 2010), a collaboration by 24 writers set in a single, global day. My second novel, Dark Windows, was published by Umuzi in 2014, while my latest novel, Green Valley, is appearing in German in 2018 and English in 2019. My published work also includes photos, poems and short stories.

Apart from being one of only two people in the world to have worked out who killed Laura K, I have a keen but purely amateur interest in art, food, puzzles, music, photography and travel. I'm currently based in England.

My literary agent is Oli Munson at A.M. Heath.

Get in touch by Twitter (@louisgreenberg or @slgreyauthor), see my professional profile at LinkedIn, or email me at lgnews@pm.me.