Andre Carl van der Merwe was born in Harrismith in the Free State, South Africa. When his family moved to Cape Town, after two years of national service, he started studying fine art in Cape Town and later founded a clothing company, which he owned and ran for the next fifteen years. Today he concentrates on architectural and interior design and writing.
Praise for Moffie"A beautifully written book."--Farm Lane Books blog"[A] gracious story."--The Columbus Outlook"I can't remember another book in recent times that is written with as much passion, grit, and unexpected tenderness."--Globetrotter"moffie is a novel I highly recommend to serious readers."--Lambda Literary"Compelling, first-rate reading."--Shelf Awareness"[A] powerful debut."--Publishers Weekly