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Donald McRae

Donald McRae is the award-winning author of seven books. He is one of only two authors to have won the prestigious William Hill award twice, for Dark Trade and In Black & White. As a journalist he has twice won Sports Interviewer of the Year - as well as winning Sports Feature Writer of the Year. His next book will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2015. He lives in Hertfordshire.

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The true story behind one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century: how Christiaan Barnard managed the first heart transplant
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Who knows?

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Writing for a living

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Shore Leave" - Tom Waits; "Music for 18 Musicians" - Steve Reich; "Skylarking" - Horace Andy; "Enter The Ninja" - Die Antwoord; "High-Powered" - Dr Dre

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Arsene Wenger

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. New York

Author Voices

December 17, 2010

Donald McRae was born near Johannesburg in South Africa. Based in England since 1984, he has written six non-fiction books which have featured legendary trial lawyers, heart surgeons, sex workers and sporting icons. He has twice won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is the current UK Sports Interviewer of the Year for his work in The Guardian and he also won the UK’s Sports Feature Writer of The Year.

His seventh book, Under Our Skin, a memoir of life under apartheid in South Africa will be published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster.

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