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The cover and title of the 2017 Caine Prize anthology have been revealed!
Queer Africa 2, the follow-up anthology to Queer Africa: new and collected fiction, will be launched at Wits University on 3 June.
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.
HuffPost SA has published an exclusive extract from the unauthorised biography of former public protector Thuli Madonsela.
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.
Will we see you at the Kingsmead Book Fair this weekend?
Enter the Penguin Random House South Africa Mother’s Day competition!
Namwali Serpell spoke to Efemia Chela recently for a Short Story Day Africa interview.
Black Moses, which was longlisted for 2017 The Man Booker International Prize, is the new novel from Alain Mabanckou:
Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to join them for the launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh.
Anton Ferreira chatted to Michiel Heyns recently for the Sunday Times about his new retelling of Troilus and Criseyde, I am Pandarus.
Imraan Coovadia and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg for a Literary Crossroads conversation on 16 May.
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:
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.
Bestselling author James Patterson is teaming up with former United States President Bill Clinton to write a new novel, The President Is Missing.
Fred Strydom’s novel The Inside-out Man is a jazzy and surreal mind-bender of a book.
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.
Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge invite you to join Marianne Thamm and Steven Boykey Sidley for the launch of Free Association!
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