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Footnotes, January 2022: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

The Reading List’s Books of the Year for 2021

In case you missed it, The Reading List’s editors put together a selection of key 2021 reads, including our Book of the Year, over on The Daily Maverick.

Festive wishlist 2021: Five magical children’s books that make the perfect gifts

Give your child the gift of reading this Christmas. Here are five of the most inspirational, magical and powerful local children’s books of 2021:

Celebrate food this festive season with 5 creative local cookbooks (Plus: Free recipes!)

Spending a lot more time in the kitchen these days? Join the club! Here are five cookbooks you must add to your collection this year. Plus, they make great gifts for aspirant chefs!

Footnotes, December 2021: Book links from around the web

Anne Rice, author of Interview With the Vampire, has died aged 80. Read Rolling Stone’s fascinating extended interview with the bestselling gothic novelist, from 1995.

Footnotes, November 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

South African heist hero Leo Prinsloo releases book – Leo’s Guide to Not Becoming a Statistic

Leo Prinsloo, the man who became an international internet sensation after leaked footage went viral of his reaction to an attempted high-value goods-in-transit heist, has released a book.

2021 SA Book Awards winners announced – Refiloe Moahloli’s How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? takes top prize

The winners of the 2021 SA Book Awards were announced on Wednesday, 6 October, during a virtual ceremony.

Footnotes, October 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

Footnotes, September 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

Nuut by Naledi! Die wrede relaas van Vuilgat en Stilte: ’n radikale teks deur Aryan Kaganof

Vreemd, eksperimenteel en totaal anders: Die wrede relaas van Vuilgat en Stilte deur Aryan Kaganof is nou beskikbaar by Naledi!

Footnotes, August 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Footnotes, July 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Footnotes, June 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

First ever children’s book published in endangered N|uu language

The first ever children’s book in the near-extinct San language of N|uu has been published.

Footnotes, May 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced!

Charles van Onselen Receives the 2021 ASSAf Humanities Book Award for The Night Trains

Historian and author Charles van Onselen, who has received the ASSAf Humanities Book Award for his most recent work, The Night Trains: …

Footnotes, April 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …