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
ESTELLE SINKINS takes a look at some delightful new children’s and young adults’ books available now. Continue reading
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
DURBAN theatre practioners, Emma Durden and Roel Twijnstra, launched their book, Theatre Production in South Africa at Think!Fest, during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
SUBMISSIONS are being invited for the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology, a new award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa. Continue reading
IN his book, South Africa’s Insurgent Citizens, Julian Brown has chosen to look at the actions of ordinary South Africans across the country in an effort to understand contemporary politics from a ground-level perspective.
It’s a timely release given the recent #FeesMustFall protests which erupted on university campuses across South Africa recently. Continue reading
SEVEN South African writers – Kurt Ellis, Amy Heydenrych, Mishka Hoosen, Karen Jennings, Kopano Mabaso, Megan Ross and Kagiso Lesego Molope – have made the shortlist for the Miles Morland Foundation’s 2015 Morland Writing Scholarships. Continue reading
BLACKBIRD Books’ latest offering The Pavement Bookworm is the memoir of Philani Dladla (24), who used his love for books to overcome drug addiction and change his lot in life, while trying to do the same for others. Continue reading
The Gerard Sekoto Foundation will be raising awareness of his work by selling limited-edition prints at Saturday’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships finals, where two of his compositions will also be performed.
The Gerard Sekoto Foundation will be raising awareness of his work by selling limited-edition prints at Saturday’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships finals, where two of his compositions will also be performed. The exhibition and sale of Sekoto prints and posters will take place at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium at Wits University on Saturday, August 29 from 6 pm. Continue reading