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Cover and title revealed for new Caine Prize anthology

The cover and title of the 2017 Caine Prize anthology have been revealed!

Don’t miss the launch of new short story collection Queer Africa 2

Queer Africa 2, the follow-up anthology to Queer Africa: new and collected fiction, will be launched at Wits University on 3 June.

Read Zakes Mda’s fantastic response to ‘Do you get writer’s block?’

Zakes Mda has written a great response to a fan who asked ‘Don’t you ever get writer’s block?’

A must-read for aspiring writers: Nick Mulgrew’s open letter about the state of South African poetry

The open submissions period inspired uHlanga’s publisher, Nick Mulgrew, to write an open letter about poetry in South Africa,and what he believes writers could learn from his experience.

Read an excerpt from No Longer Whispering to Power, the new biography of Thuli Madonsela

HuffPost SA has published an exclusive extract from the unauthorised biography of former public protector Thuli Madonsela.

H Melt and Victor Yates win Lambda Literary’s Judith A Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers

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.

Don’t miss Pan Macmillan authors at the Kingsmead Book Fair!

Will we see you at the Kingsmead Book Fair this weekend?

Forget flowers – spoil your mum with books!

Enter the Penguin Random House South Africa Mother’s Day competition!

Namwali Serpell chats to Efemia Chela about writing, and her upcoming novel

Namwali Serpell spoke to Efemia Chela recently for a Short Story Day Africa interview.

Black Moses – the new novel from Alain Mabanckou

Black Moses, which was longlisted for 2017 The Man Booker International Prize, is the new novel from Alain Mabanckou:

Don’t miss the launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh, with Ferial Haffajee

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to join them for the launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Michiel Heyns chats to the Sunday Times about his new novel I am Pandarus

Anton Ferreira chatted to Michiel Heyns recently for the Sunday Times about his new retelling of Troilus and Criseyde, I am Pandarus.

Don’t miss Imraan Coovadia and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim at the Goethe-Institut Literary Crossroads

Imraan Coovadia and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg for a Literary Crossroads conversation on 16 May.

Add your name to PEN SA’s call for the release of Dr Stella Nyanzi

Please fill in the online form if you would like us to add your name to PEN South Africa’s appeal to the Ugandan President to release Dr Stella Nyanzi:

A remarkable new sports biography – Being a Black Springbok: The Thando Manana Story

Thando Manana was the third black African player to don a Springbok jersey after unification in 1992, when he made his debut in 2000 in a tour game against Argentina A.

Bill Clinton and James Patterson team up to write political thriller

Bestselling author James Patterson is teaming up with former United States President Bill Clinton to write a new novel, The President Is Missing.

Find out more about Fred Strydom’s new book The Inside-out Man

Fred Strydom’s novel The Inside-out Man is a jazzy and surreal mind-bender of a book.

The Fifth Mrs Brink by Karina M Szczurek

Arriving on the doorstep of Jonathan Ball Publishers, I felt like a refugee who had sailed through treacherous waters in a derelict dinghy and found her way to the shores of a safe haven. With only my ancient fountain pen in the bag I carried, I was seeking asylum again.

Don’t miss the launch of Steven Boykey Sidley’s Free Association at The Book Lounge

Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge invite you to join Marianne Thamm and Steven Boykey Sidley for the launch of Free Association!

The JRB featured in Marie Claire

A new African literary journal has launched in Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Review of Books (JRB) launched on 1 May and will publish reviews, essays, poetry, photographs and short stories from South Africa, Africa, and further abroad. Like the Lond