Aaron Bady has written an article for Pacific Standard about Jalada Africa, a pan-African literary collective with a radical mission: ‘an ongoing translation effort to unite – and elevate – African literature’.
Assured, thoughtful and funny: Find out more about Free Association, the new novel by Steven Boykey Sidley
Free Association, the new novel by Steven Boykey Sidley, takes a deep and satiric dive into the worlds we imagine for ourselves and the lives we actually live.
Jassy Mackenzie chatted to SABC Morning Live about collaborating with bestselling author James Patterson on her latest book, Private Gold.
Sunday – 21st May 2017
Nigerian author Jowhor Ile has won the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his novel And After Many Days.
Friday – 19th May 2017
The great and gracious bestselling author Lesley Pearse is at the Franschhoek Literary Festival this weekend!
Pan Macmillan authors on the Franschhoek Literary Festival programme include Mohale Mashigo, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Rebecca Davis and Dikgang Moseneke – and many others!
A young reader edition of Hope in a Ballet Shoe available in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans
Beautifully and gently illustrated by Ella Okstad, Ballerina Dreams is the younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince’s highly moving memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe.
The Society of Authors has announced the 2017 shortlist for the Betty Trask Prize and Awards. This year’s shortlist of six debut literary novels by authors under the age of 35 includes a self-published novel for the first time.
Thursday – 18th May 2017
In Nigeria, a country with millions of potential book buyers, publishing is a tough business.
Tuesday – 16th May 2017
The Old Familiar Faces are unhappily gathered at a once-elegant four-star golf resort and conference centre to which tourists no longer come.
Enter the Penguin Random House South Africa competition to win one of three signed copies of The Inside-out Man by Fred Strydom!
Karina M Szczurek has written a glowing review of Asylum, a new post-apocalyptic thriller by Marcus Low, for the Cape Times.
The five-writer shortlist for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced by Chair of judges, award winning author, poet and editor, Nii Ayikwei Parkes. The list includes a former Caine Prize shortistee and features a story translated
Monday – 15th May 2017
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.
Sunday – 14th May 2017
Paige Nick has shared a ‘Sunday thought’ about the South African book world.
Friday – 12th May 2017
Queer Africa 2, the follow-up anthology to Queer Africa: new and collected fiction, will be launched at Wits University on 3 June.
María J López, an academic based at the University of Córdoba, Spain, has translated Lidudumalingani’s short story ‘Memories We Lost’ into Spanish for the Cuban-based journal Revolución y Cultura.
The cover and title of the 2017 Caine Prize anthology have been revealed!
Thursday – 11th May 2017
Zakes Mda has written a great response to a fan who asked ‘Don’t you ever get writer’s block?’
Enter the Penguin Random House South Africa Mother’s Day competition!