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Tom Eaton

South African Writer


Born in Cape Town

Tom Eaton is a South African novelist, satirist and screenwriter. Eaton rose to prominence as a humorous columnist for the Mail&Guardian, while his 2005 spoof novel 'The De Villiers Code' became a national bestseller. Eaton has written for film and television, most notably the 2007 docudrama 'More Than Just A Game' and the award-winning SABC2 travel documentary 'Shoreline'. He is also the co-founder and head writer of groundbreaking satire website Hayibo.com. His first feature film, a South African-Swedish co-production, begins shooting in 2011.



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Editor and head writer | Hayibo.com
South Africa | 2009 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce


Previous Position(s)

Columnist | Pitch and Mutter column | Mail and Guardian
2003 - 2007

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Educational history

Secondary

Westerford High School

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University of Cape Town

South Africa

B.A (Hons) - English Literature

University of Cape Town

Masters in Creative Writing

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Editor | Bob Woolmer's Art and Science of Cricket | 2008

Author | Twleve Rows Back | 2005

Author | The Wading | 2007

Author | Texas | 2006

Author | The De Villiers Code | 2005

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