Rian Malan is a journalist, screenwriter and award-winning writer who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the age of eighteen he became a crime reporter and was later exiled from his country for drug use. Malan wrote Traitor with a Wandering Heart, which describes the racism, politics and violence of his country. He has also appeared in Great Railway Journeys: Capetown to the Lost City, a travel video about South Africa. Malan is currently writing screenplays and magazine articles and is working on another book.