Mark Behr was born in Tanzania and grew up in South Africa. His multi-award winning debut novel was lauded by critics worldwide, translated into numerous languages and recognised as a South African classic.
'An enthralling story... Very powerful.' DAILY EXPRESS 'Masterly... A disturbing story which subtly lays bare the twisted logic of apartheid.' THE TIMES 'Effective and Moving' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, Compelling... the disturbing and powerful story of a child's introduction to hypocrisy and disillusion.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'There is modest genuis to Mark Behr's debut novel.' MAIL AND GUARDIAN (South Africa) 'An eerie and haunting work... a fascinating study in indoctrination...' THE MERCURY (South Africa) 'Rich in metaphors that have been meticulousl developed. It continues to haunt long after it has been put down.' CAPE TIMES 'Mesmerising... The Smell of Apples is an astounding first novel.' SUNDAY TIMES (South Africa)