The Johannesburg Review of Books
The shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded annually to the ‘best, eligible full-length novel in English’ by a woman, has been announced.
South African Literary Awards winners announced—Mongane Wally Serote is South Africa’s new Poet Laureate
Mongane Wally Serote has been announced as South Africa’s new Poet Laureate at the 2018 South African Literary Awards ceremony.
The 2018 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced, including a graphic novel for the first time.
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje has won the Golden Man Booker Prize, a one-off award for the best work of fiction from the last five decades.
The winners of the 2017 South African Literary Awards (SALAs) have been announced.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pays touching tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina: ‘A great and rare and genuine talent’
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie paid homage to Binyavanga Wainaina yesterday evening, in a touching message read out at an event at Wits University in Johannesburg.
‘What is the acceptable amount of blood for good literature?’ Arundhati Roy’s new novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness reviewed
In the latest issue of the newly launched Johannesburg Review of Books, Panashe Chigumadzi reviews Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
In his Sunday Times Literary Awards keynote speech, Zakes Mda spoke about how fiction exposes the truth behind the facts.
Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich were announced as the winners of the 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards last night.
Bestselling Israeli writer David Grossman has won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his ‘ambitious high-wire act of a novel’, A Horse Walks Into a Bar.
The JRB brings you an exclusive excerpt from a work in progress by Deejay Manaleng, which tells the story of how she became a top South African para-athlete.
In the latest issue of The Johannesburg Review of Books, Bongani Madondo reads a new book on the life and times of the Bassline, and throws his bones.
Bongani Madondo on the strange musicality of Koleka Putuma’s debut poetry collection.
We are delighted to present the first issue of The Johannesburg Review of Books—comprising almost twenty reviews, essays, articles, stories, poems, photographs and other items.