Ron Irwin

Lecturer in Media Studies and -production

Ron Irwin is a professional lecturer, literary agent and writer. He has edited and sold over a dozen novels to local and international publishers including Penguin (SA), Jacana (SA), Harper Collins (UK), and St Martin’s Press (USA). He was the writer in residence for the University of Cape Town’s prestigious MA in Creative Writing in 2008 after teaching in the programme since 1999.

He worked for two years as a documentary film maker and film agent and is a brand management consultant to numerous companies, including Strategic Name Development in Minneapolis and Interbrand in New York as well as Catalyst Communications in Cape Town. His articles on branding have appeared on, the top online resource for brand management professionals. He has also contributed to The Good Corporate Citizen and The Journal of Brand Management. From 2001-2006 he taught Branding, Business in Context and Thinking About Business for the UCT School of Management Studies.

Ron holds a Masters degree in Literary Studies (UCT) and a Masters in Creative Writing (UCT).

Podcast: The promise – Ron Irwin in conversation with Damon Galgut

Ron Irwin, Damon Galgut Books and writers 2021-08-03

"Damon Galgut’s The promise was just longlisted for the Booker Prize and many observers, including this one, believe this is the year Galgut wins it." 

Podcast: The Gospel According to Wanda B Lazarus – Ron Irwin in conversation with Lynn Joffe

Ron Irwin, Lynn Joffe Books and writers 2021-06-22

In this interview, Ron Irwin interviews author Lynn Joffe, Wanda’s creator, and discovers not only the myriad of literary references that Wanda confronts, but also the many Jewish traditions and beliefs that Wanda thumbs her nose at. Listen to the podcast here.

Review: The Hunchback Missionary by Elsa Joubert

Ron Irwin 2014-12-15 "It is a complex, difficult, often impenetrable and ultimately graceful journey that sweeps us across a brutal frontier and offers glimpses of an antique and elusive South African God."

Flat water Tuesday – an interview with Ron Irwin

Ron Irwin, Joan Hambidge 2013-05-23 Flat Water Tuesday is available in South Africa at all bookstores and releases worldwide on June 4. Joan Hambidge, a buddy and colleague of author Ron Irwin, asked him a few questions over a glass of whisky.