Zirk van den Berg is a New Zealand author who has published award-winning writing in Afrikaans and English. His crime novel Nobody Dies was named one of the top five thrillers by the NZ Herald in 2004. Since 2013, he has published a further five books in South Africa and translated many more. His short fiction has been widely anthologised. Born in Namibia, Zirk moved to New Zealand in 1998. He lives in Auckland and works as a freelance business writer.