AMERICAN author George Saunders has won the Man Booker Prize for 2017.
His novel Lincoln in the Bardo, beat off stiff competition from Emily Fridlund’s History of Wolves, Fiona Mozley’s Elmet, Paul Auster’s 4 3 2 1, Ali Smith’s Autumn and Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West. Continue reading
LA Belle Sauvage, the first book in Philip Pullman’s new trilogy of fantasy novels, The Book of Dust, went on sale on October 19, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
AWARD-winning documentary film-maker, Rehad Desai (Miners Shot Down) will be in the city to attend the screening of his latest film, Giant is Falling, as part of the Maritzburg Social Justice Film and Arts Festival, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Co-directed by Jabulani Mzozo, the film takes a sweeping look at the political events of recent years that signal the end of an era in South Africa. Continue reading
BOOK lovers are in for a treat at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, which takes place at Hilton College from September 15 to 17. Continue reading
PIRATES of the Caribbean and Love Actually star, Bill Nighy, is set to star in a new television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence.
The three-part drama reunites the team behind last December’s The Witness for the Prosecution and 2015’s And Then There Were None, both of which were critical successes for BBC One. Continue reading
JOHN le Carré’s latest book, A Legacy of Spies, will be published by Viking Books on September 7.
This is the first novel in over twenty-five years to feature George Smiley, le Carré’s most beloved character. Continue reading
OSCAR nominee, Michael Fassbender, stars in the new big screen adaptation of Norwegian author, Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman, which features gritty detective Harry Hole. Continue reading
THE BBC and Masterpiece on PBS have revealed plans to adapt Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, for the small screen.
Created in partnership with the Golden Globe and Bafta-winning drama producer, Playground, the three-part series from Heidi Thomas, the creator of Call The Midwife, Cranford and Upstairs Downstairs, will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary). Continue reading
THIRTEEN books have made it onto the prestigious Man Booker Prize longlist, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Revealed to the public on Thursday, July 27, the list includes four American and four British authors, two from Ireland, two authors of Pakistan and British heritage and one writer from Indian. Continue reading
ESTELLE SINKINS reviews Pride and Prejudice – The Gerald Kraak Anthology. African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality (various authors, published by Jacana Media)
THOUGHT-provoking, funny and poignant sums up the collection of short stories, photography, poetry and journalistic work, which makes up the inaugural Gerald Kraak Anthology – Pride and Prejudice. Continue reading