Killing for Profit shortlisted for South Africa’s prestigious Alan Paton Award

Killing for Profit was shortlisted for South Africa’s most prestigious literary prize for non-fiction, the Alan Paton Award. The book was one of five books that were chosen from an initial longlist of 42 titles.

The judges described the book as “thoroughly entertaining and rich in detail and context” and said that all the entries were “characterised by strong writing and new approaches to the country and the continent both present and past”.

The criteria for the award are: “The illumination of truthfulness, especially those forms of it that are new, delicate, unfashionable and fly in the face of power; compassion; elegance of writing and intellectual and moral integrity.”

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Killing for Profit author Julian Rademeyer spoke about following the bloody trail of the international rhino horn trade, death threats and investigating organised crime.

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