John Webb was born and raised in Zululand, South Africa. He qualified as an attorney in 1995. His work as a lawyer has taken him to many countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
“Progress,” he says, “describes what we have gained in the course of the human story. Is there a word that – just as succinctly – describes what we’ve lost? When we speak of the price of progress, is it a price we’re willing to pay? And are we capable of paying it?”
He has written as a contributor to GQ and Esquire and was a finalist in the Mondi Magazine Journalist of the Year for Essays and Fiction (2004).
Lotto is his first novel.