Armchair Interview With – David Hofmeyr


About David

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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.

On your nightstand now: Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gabriel Savit.

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


Stone RiderStone Rider

Add it to your Goodreads shelf / Amazon wishlist

In the vein of the cult classic Mad Max series, crossed with Cormac McCarthy’sThe Road and S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, this inventive debut novel blends adrenaline-fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich and vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better life.

Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood. Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive.

The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury.

And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything.



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