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
A NEW course is offering participants the chance to find healing through the art of writing.
Hosted by Write to Right, the nine-week programme, will take place in Westville from August 8 to October 3. It is being facilitated by Durban-based physician Laura Campbell and artist and theologian, Bernice Stott. Continue reading
AFTER months of deliberation the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, in association with Porcupine Ridge, has been revealed. The winner, who will receive R100 000, will be announced on Saturday, June 24.
The five shortlisted books are: The Printmaker by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Umuzi); Period Pain by Kopano Matlwa (Jacana Media); Little Suns by Zakes Mda (Umuzi); The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso (Chatto & Windus); and The Safest Place You Know by Mark Winkler (Umuzi). Continue reading
THE shortlist for the 2017 Sunday Times Alan Paton Literary Award has been revealed, writes Estelle Sinkins.
Contesting this year’s R100 000 prize, which will be revealed on June 24, will be: Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard – Life In Cape Town’s Stowaway Underground by Sean Christie; Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins by Christa Kuljian; Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of The Marikana Massacre by Greg Marinovich; My Own Liberator: A Memoir by Dikgang Moseneke; and Letters of Stone: From Nazi Germany to South Africa by Steven Robins. Continue reading
The Swimming Lesson and Other Stories by Kobus Moolman.
FORMER ‘Maritzburg resident, Kobus Moolman, is launching his new book, The Swimming Lesson and Other Stories, in the Epworth High Library in Pietermaritzburg at 5.30pm for 6pm on Tuesday, May 2.
Moolman will also be launching the book at Ike’s Books and Collectables, 48a Florida Road, Durban at 1pm for 1.30pm on Saturday, May 6. Continue reading