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 forgotten trials, known as the Boeremag Trial, became the topic of her first manuscript. The case was the country’s first high treason trial in a post-Apartheid South Africa. She has been talking to one of the alleged masterminds in prison for the past six years. The manuscript is now in the publishing process – and there should be an update available here soon.
In the meantime, she is spending a lot of time with her nose stuck in books – something she never had time for while being a journalist. She is now working on conceptualizing a second book, which will also be a true story, set in Africa. She lives in a small conservation town where animals literally outnumber humans, which provides a perfect setting for productive writing.