James-Brent Styan is a South African writer. He has written three books of which two have been translated into other languages. His second book, Heartbreaker – Christiaan Barnard and the first heart transplant, is currently being developed for film and TV by an international production house.
James is a former accountant – turned journalist who specialized in finance and politics. He started his career in Johannesburg where he specialized in writing about state owned entities and energy and aviation companies. He followed this up with a number of years working as a senior political correspondent in the National Parliament of South Africa. He has an honors degree in journalism from the University of Stellenbosch and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Pretoria.
He has always been an avid reader and traveler and collector of stories, all which he still hopes to tell. He writes part time and is presently employed as a communicator in the government sector.
James was born in a little mining town on the Witwatersrand in 1980 but was brought up in the Karoo town of Cradock and the Gauteng town of Heidelberg where he matriculated in 1998.
A family man, he enjoys good food, open spaces, fireplaces, good company and considers himself a coffee snob. His aim is to be a New York Times bestselling author and to tell stories that will be retold for years to come.
He stays in Cape Town.