Resident Authors

Ben Temkin is the author of several published books, including the satirical novel, “The Match” (New Millennium 1995) and two biographies of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. His book, “Fiddlers on the Reef – the Chweidan and Poplak Stock Exchange Swindles” (Purnell 1973) was a non-fiction bestseller in South Africa. He also published his autiobiography “Hang, Man! That Was a Moosh Time” in 2012. He and his writer wife, Jean live in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Jean Temkin trained and worked on both the London and the Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. She was mainly responsible for popularising charting in the press and later co-authored the Federated Life Investment book and worked as a financial writer on The Citizen, The Financial Mail and The Star and contributed to other publications here and abroad. She is the author of “Even More Charting for Profit”, “Mist and Smoke” and its sequel “Seeking Adam” , “Mr Fletchers Proudest Moment and Other Johannesburg Stories”, “A Colour to Kill For” and “CAT”, among other titles.