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About Louis Greenberg – the third-person bio

Louis GreenbergLouis Greenberg is a novelist and editor, born in Johannesburg. He studied English and History and qualified with a Master’s degree on sex and family in modern American 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, 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.

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 Prize. He compiled and edited Home Away (Zebra Press, 2010), a collaboration by 24 writers set in a single, global day. His second 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 2015, and The Apartment in 2016.

Louis has a keen but purely amateur interest in art, food, music, photography and travel. He's currently based in England.