DAVID HOFMEYR was born in South Africa and lives in London and Paris. In 2012 he was a finalist in the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition and in 2013 he graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing for Young People. He works as a Planner for Ogilvy & Mather in the UK. Stone Rider is David Hofmeyr’s first novel. He also wrote the companion novel, Blood Rider.
Favorite book when you were a child: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Your top five authors: Cormac McCarthy. Annie Prouxl. Tim Winton. SE Hinton. Daniel Woodrell.
Book you’ve faked reading: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
Book you’re an evangelist for: The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.
Book that changed your life: All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy.
Favorite line from a book: ‘The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.’
Which character do you most relate to: Holden Caulfield.
Book you most want to read again for the first time: Skellig by David Almond.
Tell me about YOUR book: Think the Hunger Games meets Mad Max. An adrenalin-fuelled race across an epic desert. A battle for survival and humanity in a world where hope is all people have. This is the story of 15 year-old Adam Stone who wants to escape Blackwater, a dustbowl town in the middle of nowhere. When his brother is killed, Adam is forced to enter a brutal race. Together with the dangerous outsider, Kane, and the beautiful, Sadie Blood, Adam will race his semi-sentient ‘byke’ across the wild Badland. His life is reduced to survival and vengeance.
“Intense, original, compelling . . . bristles with attitude. So cool. Just read it.”–Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone and BZRK
“Hofmeyr constructs a bleak futuristic world and a landscape both sublime and unforgiving…[in his] novel about self-preservation and reclaiming one’s humanity amid brutality.”–Publishers Weekly
“. . . gritty nonstop action.”–School Library Journal
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