Soweto set to stage new literary festival in August

HOWICK-based author and literary festival organiser, Darryl David (above left), is the man behind the first ever Soweto Literary Festival, which will take place from August 19 to 21 at the Soweto Theatre. Niq Mhlongo (above right), author of Affluenza, will be co-curating the festival with him. Continue reading

Delightful new children’s story from Dianne Stewart

Dudu's Basket

Dudu’s Basket by Dianne Stewart. Photo: Supplied


THELUVVIE.COM’s Estelle Sinkins chats to Ballito-based author, Dianne Stewart, about her delightful new children’s book, Dudu’s Basket (Jacana), featuring illustrations by the award-winning illustrator, Elizabeth Pulles. Continue reading

Christopher Duigan hosts concerts at the Franschhoek Literary Festival

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The Juliet Quartet.

CELEBRATED concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, will be returning to Franschhoek in May to delight classical music fans with a series of concerts at the NG Church, Franschhoek and Cafe Bon Bon.

He will joined by guitarist, James Grace, Tango Ensemble players Stanislav Angelov (accordion) and Petrus de Beer (violin) and the exciting new Juliet Quartet for the concerts which form part of the Franschhoek Literary Festival. Continue reading

The 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award longlist

alan paton longlist2THE longlist for the 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction has been announced, in association with Porcupine Ridge.

This is the 27th year the Alan Paton Award will be bestowed on a book that presents “the illumination of truthfulness, especially those forms of it that are new, delicate, unfashionable and fly in the face of power”, and that demonstrates “compassion, elegance of writing, and intellectual and moral integrity”. Continue reading