Fiction

Yesterday

Trevor Noah’s book Born A Crime wins Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

Trevor Noah’s book took top honours, while The Book Lounge won best independent bookseller for the fourth year in a row, at the Sefika Awards last night.

Tuesday – 22nd August 2017

Don’t miss Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty chatting to Bongani Madondo at Love Books

Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sellout, will be in South Africa this month.

A flamboyant and moving debut novel: Olumide Popoola’s When We Speak of Nothing

When We Speak of Nothing tells the story of friends Karl and Abu, both 17, who live near Kings Cross. Its 2011 and racial tensions are set to explode across London. Abu is infatuated with gorgeous classmate Nalini but dares not speak to her. Meanwhile, Karl is grappling with gender identity, and becomes the target of the local ‘wannabe’ thugs just for being different.

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, author of Stay With Me, will be in South Africa in September

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, who was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel Stay With Me, will be in South Africa this month.

Monday – 21st August 2017

‘Brilliant’ Sarah Lotz’s The Three to be adapted for ‘stunning’ new BBC drama series

The BBC has announced it will adapt South African author Sarah Lotz’s The Three trilogy as a major new eight-part drama for its flagship channel.

Henrietta Rose-Innes reveals the tentative title of her new book

Henrietta Rose-Innes has written a piece for Female First upon the United Kingdom release of her book Green Lion.

How to get published in South Africa

How do I approach a publisher? How do I choose a publisher? What royalties should I expect?

The Excavations by James Whyle: ‘A crazy-ass futuristic book’

The Excavations is a savage, explicit, end-of-days tale. It delves into the history of the world, and into its future. It is a prophecy of what will come if we fail to confront the results of climate change and imploding capitalism.

‘Reading set me free’ – Kopano Matlwa chats about writing, success and her new novel Period Pain

Kopano Matlwa has been featured on Face to Face with Success with Nikiwe Bikitsha, a new series of short motivational interviews with interesting South Africans.

Friday – 18th August 2017

The Sparsholt Affair – the long-awaited new novel from Alan Hollinghurst

From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England–from the 1940s to the present–as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family.

Thursday – 17th August 2017

The next District 9? Trailer released for Apocalypse Now Now – based on the novel by Charlie Human

Charlie Human’s dark Cape Town-based urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now has been adapted into a short film!

Wednesday – 16th August 2017

Nnedi Okorafor chats about her new comic book – the first Nigerian superhero to be published by Marvel

Marvel comics will soon publish their first comic with a Nigerian superhero: Blessing In Disguise by Nnedi Okorafor.

Cover revealed for Bare Ground – the debut novel from award-winning non-fiction writer Peter Harris

Pan Macmillan South Africa has revealed the cover for Bare Ground, the debut novel from award-winning author Peter Harris.

Experimental fiction and toxic relationships: Chwayita Ngamlana explains the inspiration for her debut novel If I Stay Right Here

Chwayita Ngamlana explains the inspiration for her debut novel, If I Stay Right Here, out soon from BlackBird Books.

Tuesday – 15th August 2017

Writing has changed my life: SJ Naudé discusses his new novel The Third Reel

SJ Naudé chatted about his new novel The Third Reel with Ayanda-Allie Paine on ENCA Weekend Wakeup recently.

The Tiger’s Prey – the new novel from Wilbur Smith: A thrilling saga of the sea

In The Tiger’s Prey, Wilbur Smith, the world’s greatest storyteller, once again recreates all the drama, uncertainty, and courage of a bygone era:

Monday – 14th August 2017

Read an excerpt from I am Pandarus, the new novel from award-winning author Michiel Heyns

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from I am Pandarus, the new novel from acclaimed author Michiel Heyns.

Masande Ntshanga chats about his relationship with language and his novel The Reactive

Masande Ntshanga chatted to Ayanda-Allie Paine on ENCA Weekend Wakeup about his award-winning book The Reactive recently.

An electric debut novel: If I Stay Right Here by Chwayita Ngamlana

This is Chwayita Ngamlana’s debut novel – and it won’t be the last.

Thursday – 10th August 2017

Trevor Noah, Deon Meyer and Dikgang Moseneke up for Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

The shortlist for the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book – has been announced.