About the author

Renier Palland

Renier Palland was born in South Africa, but received American citizenship through his PhD degrees in the fields of Sociology, Film and Epidemiology, among others. (His agent advised against listing all of his academic achievements, “because hubris doesn’t sell well”)<br>​​​​​​​<br>Well into his early-30’s, Renier had already accomplished an abundance of daring literary feats, most notably War Game’s spin-off being optioned for an Amazon Prime mini-series, his debut poetry book garnering critical acclaim, and the first book of the War Game trilogy being lauded by critics as “the book of year.” This, along with numerous other writing accolades, gave him the courage to always challenge the status quo through his writings.&nbsp;<br>​​​​​​​<br>Renier enjoys waxing lyrical about the human condition, often referring to life as “a mess of beautiful contradictions”.&nbsp;<br>​​​​​​​<br>He is an activist, a fighter for justice and equality, and a proud member of several human rights organizations.<br>​​​​​​​<br><em>Alleviate the suffering of all living beings, even at the expense of one’s own suffering.</em>