Tom Learmont was educated in Scotland and then-Rhodesia. He taught French to schoolboys for a short while, before buying a typewriter and commencing living by his wits.
He wrote a book about cycling, many scripts and translated TV drama. He has worked for a variety of publications, as editor, columnist, feature writer, sub and teaboy, and currently works as a newspaperman in Johannesburg, where his natural habitat is the Radium Beer Hall.
Read an interview with Tom in Beeld.
Photo: Lisa Skinner