Kevin Bloom

Writer

Writer Kevin Bloom recently came out with his first book Ways of Staying, a non-fiction narrative that unravels South Africa's landscape through the eyes of a white South African � and it's quickly shot to the top of the bestseller list. Bloom tells the story of the nation from the inner city of Johannesburg to Polokwane through the murder of his cousin Richard Bloom in Cape Town. He may be young, but Bloom has been on the media block for a while. He was the founding editor of The Media magazine, editor-atlarge of Maverick magazine and a co-editor for Empire. Married to folk singer Laurie Levine, Bloom is a Writing Fellow at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research in Johannesburg. � Tanya Pampalone

Lunch spot: Radium Beer Hall, Orange Grove, Johannesburg