South Africa’s new generation of slam poets, with Koleka Putuma the ‘leading light’, has been featured by Alexa Cole for USA Today.
2017 Writivism Prize shortlists announced – with stories from South Africa, Cameroon, Malawi and Nigeria
The shortlists for the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non-fiction have been announced!
A team of four South African boys has won the World Final of the global Kids Lit Quiz in Toronto, Canada – an event widely known as ‘the Olympics of reading’.
Two new books by Zadie Smith have been announced: a collection of her best short fiction over almost two decades, and her first work of historical fiction.
Nnedi Okorafor’s novel Who Fears Death is in development as a TV series at HBO, with George RR Martin executive producing.
Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard has been awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society.
James Bond star Roger Moore completed the manuscript for an as-yet-untitled book just two weeks before his death, The Bookseller reports.
After months of evaluation and deliberation it is finally time to reveal the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, in association with Porcupine Ridge. The winner, who will receive R100 000, will be announced on Saturday June 24.
The shortlist for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction has been announced!
Lambda Literary, a nonprofit organisation promoting LGBTQ literature in the United States, has announced the recipients of the 2017 Judith A Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers.
William Kentridge has been awarded Spain’s most prestigious art prize, the Princess of Asturias award.
The theme for Africa Month this year is ‘The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World’.
Internationally renowned South African author Karel Schoeman (77) died on Monday night in the Noorderbloem old age home in Bloemfontein, where he lived for the past ten years, reports News24.
Now, Serote urges the ministers of higher education and of basic education to prescribe more South African literature – literature representative of the voices of the South African people – in South African schools.
“We are a country with generation
The Johannesburg Review of Books, a new publication giving a view of world literature through African eyes, debuts on May 1, 2017.
The Bookseller reports that Little, Brown has acquired the new novel from Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma.
The Rutanang Book Fair has announced a move online, and has also announced this year’s line up!
Struggle poet and novelist Professor Mongane Wally Serote will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg.
“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values” sold 50,000 copies in three months and more than 5 million in the decades since. The dense tome has been translated into at least 27 languages. A reviewer for the New Yorker likened
As you’ve probably heard, dystopian literature is having something of a resurgence with old favorites by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley flying off shelves and into op-ed pages. Margaret Atwood’s book “The Handmaid’s Tale” is among them. And with a m