Karin Mitchell is a South African journalist-turned-writer. She used to dodge rubber bullets and flying bricks in protests, where she tried to understand and establish concerns amongst South Africans. She also spent years in the courts, reporting on both high profile, and forgotten trials. One of those court cases became the topic of her first manuscript. The case was the country’s first high treason trial in a post-Apartheid South Africa, and she spent six years talking to one of the alleged masterminds in prison. The manuscript is currently being published with McFarland Publishers in North Carolina.
She has just co-authored a second manuscript, which is a gut-wrenching, humorous and candid memoir on wildlife and mental health.
She lives in a small conservation town, where animals literally outnumber humans. If not writing, she travels with her husband who is a photographer.
While no longer a practicing journalist, she will always continue to look for the deeper truth in every day stories.