C.J. ('Jonty') Driver
C.J.(Jonty)Driver has recently completed what he calls a "professional memoir" called provisionally SOME SCHOOLS. At the moment, it is with his agent.
* In June, the Kingston University Press (KUP) published My Brother & I, one of its series of short biographies, and joint-winner of the anonymous competition organised by the KUP last year. My Brother & I is available from the Legend Press (£6.99 plus postage) or from Amazon.
* In September, Mampoer Shorts published as an e-book Used to be Great Friends, an essay in autobiography, a revised and updated version of an essay published first in Granta in 2002. It is available to download from Amazon or from Mampoer.
NEW BOOK IN 2015
In 2015, the Crane River Press will be publishing, in London and Cape Town, a short biography by C.J.Driver of John Harris, under the title, THE MAN WITH THE SUITCASE, The Life, Execution and Rehabilitation of a Liberal Terrorist. Fifty years ago, John Harris was hanged for having placed a bomb in the concourse of Johannesburg station, which caused the death of a bystander and injured horribly others nearby. Although Harris had warned the police and the press about the bomb, no effort to clear the concourse was made. Driver has come up with new evidence that the decision not to clear the concourse after the warnig may have been made as deliberate policy.
Sun, then shadows spiraling
across the lawn and into the poppies
as if released by what is barely wind.
Things you said I find I half-remember
but didn’t take the time to note.
I have a small desire to know better
what I should have recorded.
My turn it is to mow the lawn.
You will sit in a deck-chair to watch me.
(first published in the TLS, March 2015)