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
Who will win the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction?
The 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist has been revealed. It includes one previous winner of the prize and one debut novelist, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
The long-listed books for the 2017 Barry Ronge Prize. Photo: BooksLive
A HOST of compelling South African stories have been selected for the long-list for the 2017 Barry Bonge Prize for fiction, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
The 27 books which have been long-listed for the Alan Paton Award in this year’s Sunday Times Literary Awards. Photo: BooksLive
Estelle Sinkins takes a look at the books on the long-list for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. Continue reading
North American rights to Carol Campbell’s highly acclaimed first novel, My Children Have Faces, which centres on the karretjiemense – nomadic indigenous people of South Africa who criss-cross the Karoo on donkey carts – have been acquired by Waveland Press. Continue reading
The brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been officially unleashed!
This essential companion to the Harry Potter stories includes a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts!
In this comprehensively updated edition, some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail … but others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist.
Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents …
ESTELLE SINKINS takes a look at some great books for birders. Continue reading
ESTELLE SINKINS takes a look at some delightful new children’s and young adults’ books available now. Continue reading