Jason Blacker

jason blackerSouth African author, Jason Blacker was born in Cape Town but grew up in Johannesburg. He moved to Vancouver, Canada when he was 18 years old and currently lives in Calgary.

He spent some time at art college before getting a degree in English Literature. He has worked, among other things, as a police officer, a privacy analyst, a school bus driver and a Starbucks Store Manager.

His first novel, Black Dog Bleeding (Lulu, 2008) explores South Africa’s apartheid era and the personal cost paid by individuals who found the policy abhorrent and resisted it.

Related articles:
[Interview] Jason Blacker, author of ‘Black Dog Bleeding’, Conversations with Writers, September 30, 2009

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