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John van de RuitDescribe your latest project.
Spud is the diary of a boy's first year at an elite South African boarding school in 1990. With a cast of mostly disturbed and eccentric characters, Spud tries desperately to keep himself afloat in a volatile environment. His unbroken singing voice lands him the lead in the school play and he is soon beset with fame issues and complex women trouble. His father is terrified of communists, his grandmother is senile, and he may well be sleeping next to a psychopath. Other than that it's just another day in the life of Spud Milton.
I would choose to be a Hobbit and live in the Shire. Firstly their burrows look incredibly cozy, they eat seven meals a day, and have furry feet.
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands?
What was your favorite story as a child?
What do you do for relaxation?
What is your idea of bliss?
Why do you write books for kids?
Share an interesting experience you've had.
Name the best Simpsons episode of all time, and explain why it's the best.
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John van de Ruit was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1975. John is an actor, writer, producer and playwright, and will release a sequel, Spud: The Madness Continues, in the U.S. in 2008.