Shaun de Waal has worked at the Mail & Guardian since 1989. He was literary editor from 1991 to 2006 and has been chief film critic for 15 years. He is now the editor of the paper's comment and analysis section. Recent publications include Exposure: Queer Fiction; 25 Years of the Mail & Guardian; and Not the Movie of the Week. Visit shaundewaal.tumblr.com
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