The Reading List


The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards to be announced on Saturday – see the shortlists

The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards will be announced on Saturday, June 24. The winners of the Alan Paton Award …

Caine Prize winner announced soon – listen to the shortlisted stories read by the authors

The winner of the £10,000 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing will be announced at Senate House Library, London, in partnership with …

Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 wins 2017 Internationaler Literaturpreis

Fiston Mwanza Mujila and translators Katharina Meyer and Lena Müller are the winners of the ninth Internationaler Literaturpreis for translated contemporary literatures for the German translation of Tram 83.

New book festival to be launched in Tshwane: Tjo!StoryFest – Everyone Has A Story

The residents of Tshwane are in for a unique treat. They will be closing off Youth Month and welcoming Mandela Month with a new, exciting edition to the cultural calendar: Tjo!StoryFest!

Buy local, read local: The 2017 Exclusive Books Homebru Selection

Exclusive Books has unveiled its selection of fiction, non-fiction, cookery and children’s books for its annual Homebru campaign.

First round of international authors announced for 2017 Open Book Festival

The Open Book Festival has announced the first round of authors for 2017 – including Paul Beatty, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Nathan Hill and Fiston Mwanza Mujila.

10 African writers on Africa, writing, and writing in Africa

To celebrate Africa Day, read a selection of quotations on the continent by African writers.

Buy a book for a community library through the African Book Trust

The African Book Trust is a small non-profit with a simple mission: to give South African books to South African libraries.

Jowhor Ile wins Etisalat Prize for Literature for his novel And After Many Days

Nigerian author Jowhor Ile has won the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his novel And After Many Days.

You have the power to save South African publishing! – a message from Paige Nick

Paige Nick has shared a ‘Sunday thought’ about the South African book world.

Colson Whitehead’s tweet about winning the Pulitzer Prize is everything

Colson Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction yesterday and reacted with, shall we say, refreshing enthusiasm:

Call for Submissions for the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award

If you are an aspiring author and want the chance to get published, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Rachel Dolezal is coming to South Africa

Rachel Dolezal, who is currently on a book tour, is coming to South Africa for a dialogue on race.