Deon Meyer Biography: Age, Wife, Books & Net Worth


Deon Meyer (born 4 July 1958) is a popular South African thriller novelist that writes in Afrikaans. He has had his books translated into more than 20 languages.

Meyer has also written numerous scripts for televisions and films.

He studied at Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education where he studied for a BA with English and History as majors. Deon later obtained an honours degree at the University of the Free State.

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Full Name Deon Meyer
Date of Birth 4 July 1958 (age 65 years old)
Gender Male
Spouse Anita
Occupation Novelist
Nationality South African
Net Worth $20 million

Deon Meyer Age

He was born on the 4th of July 1958 in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. As of 2023, he is 65 years old and celebrates his birthday on July 4th every year.

Deon Meyer Wife

He is married to his lovely wife whose name is Anita. Together they have been blessed with four children namely, Lida, Liam, Johan and Konstanz.

Deon Meyer Net Worth

Meyer is believed to have an estimated net worth of $20 Million which he has earned throughout his successful career as a writer

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  • 2007: Blood Safari
  • 2000: Dead at Daybreak
  • 2004: Devil’s Peak: A Novel
  • 1999: Dead Before Dying
  • 2008: Thirteen Hours
  • 2003: Heart of the Hunter
  • 2016: Fever
  • 2016: 7 Dae
  • 2011: Trackers
  • 2015: Icarus
  • 2014: Cobra
  • 2012: Seven Days
  • 2012: 7 Days
  • 2015: Jusqu’au dernier
  • Cape Town
  • 2000: Orion
  • 2014: obra: roman
  • 2012: Devil’s Peak
  • 2013: Dirt Busters: A Guide to Adventure Motorbiking
  • 2012: Karoonag
  • 2017: Jagveld [AFRIKAANS]

Deon Meyer Awards and Achievements

He has been nominated and also won numerous awards.

  • 2012: M-Net Literary Award (Film category) for ‘7 Dae’
  • 2010: Martin Beck Award (“Den gyllene kofoten” or The golden crowbar) by the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers for ‘Devil’s Peak’.
  • 2010:lLe pic du diable, the French translation of Devil’s Peak won Readers’ Award from for Best Crime Novel or Thriller.
  • 2009: 13 Hours won the ATKV Prize for Best Suspense Fiction
  • 2009: Weisser Schatten (‘Blood Safari’) receives the German Krimi Award (third place)
  • 2008: ‘Blood Safari’ won the inaugural ATKV Prize for Best Suspense Fiction.
  • 2007: ‘Dead at Daybreak’ won best television script for the South African series by the ATKV
  • 2006: ‘Heart of the Hunter’ (German title: Das Herz des Jägers) won Deutscher Krimi Preis.
  • 2004: ‘Devil’s Peak’ (Afrikaans Title: Infanta) won ATKV Prose Prize for 2004.
  • 2004: ‘Dead at Daybreak’ (French title: Les Soldats de l’aube) won the French Prix Mystère de la critique
  • 2003: ‘Heart of the Hunter’ (Afrikaans title: Proteus) won the ATKV Prose Prize.
  • 2003: ‘Dead Before Dying’ (French title: Jusqu’au Dernier) won Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
  • 2000: ‘Dead at Daybreak’ (Afrikaans title: Orion) won the ATKV Prose Prize.
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