Author(s): John van de Ruit
Spud's nearly 15 and although he is no longer the youngest or the smallest in his dorm, his second year at an elite boys-only private boarding school is beset with girl trouble, misguided late-night adventures and excruciating family visits. With his dreams of a stage career in tatters after a disastrous house play production of Noah's Ark, Spud, armed with only his wits and his diary, invites us to delve further into the mind of a boy who discovers that the long path to manhood is never easy...especially when all around him the madness continues.
John van de Ruit was born in Durban, South Africa and educated at the University of Natal where he completed a Masters degree in Drama and Performance. since 1998 he has been a professional actor, playwright and producer. His first novel, Spud, has become an international award-winning bestseller, and the fastest selling book in South Africa's publishing history.