The Reading List
The shortlist for the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction has been revealed. This year’s prize theme is ‘ID’, …
American literary icon Philip Roth died on Tuesday at the age of 85. The author’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, confirmed his death, …
Author and academic Achille Mbembe will receive the 2018 Ernst Bloch Prize this year.
NB Publishers has signed Financial Mail editor Rob Rose to write an explosive new book on the Steinhoff saga.
The shortlists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards have been announced!
Don’t miss the launch of new African short story collection The Gods Who Send Us Gifts at UJ with Wole Soyinka
The South African launch of the book The Gods Who Send Us Gifts: An Anthology of African Short Stories will take place at the University of Johannesburg.
The six books on the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist have been revealed!
Triangulum, the much-anticipated second novel from Masande Ntshanga, will be published by Two Dollar Radio in January 2019. The book is described by …
The winners of the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards have been announced.
On Saturday 24 March, independent publishers and booksellers propose readers to celebrate Indie Book Day.
The programme for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival has been revealed!
Children’s book celebrates the science behind skin colour: Skin We are In by Sindiwe Magona and Nina G Jablonski
One of South Africa’s literary stalwarts, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with world-renowned American anthropologist, Nina G Jablonski, to create Skin We are In, a much-needed book about race and skin colour for children.
The 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards longlists have been revealed! Fiction nominees include Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Sarah Godsell, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Kopano Matlwa and Jolyn Phillips, …
Author Ishtiyaq Shukri on being a victim of sexual abuse in South Africa’s Church of England: ‘Why I find Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s statements regarding Oxfam painful and hypocritical’
Ishtiyaq Shukri has written an open letter in which he addresses Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s recent stepping down as an ambassador for Oxfam after the …
Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won a prestigious 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, Kintu.
Kwela Books has revealed the title and a sneak peek of Cynthia Jele’s next novel!
NB Publishers on Hawks raid of Jacques Pauw’s home: ‘We condemn this jackboot move in the strongest of terms’
NB Publishers has released a statement following a raid by the Hawks on the home of Jacques Pauw, author of the controversial book The President’s Keepers.
Niq Mhlongo, author and City Editor of the Johannesburg Review of Books, has written a response to the recent effective banning of Inxeba: The Wound.
101 Water Wise Ways by Helen Moffett – an essential guide for those dealing with the Cape water crisis and for general water saving in South and southern Africa, a notoriously water-scarce region.
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