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Uncovering the events and finds of the missing years of famous naturalist William Burchell’s return journey across the southern African veld 200 years ago was the mission authors Roger Stewart and Marion Whitehead set themselves in Burchell’s African Odyssey: Revealing the Return Journey 1812–1815.
Media personality, chef and cookbook author Zola Nene is cooking up a storm with her latest cookbook, Simply Seven Colours. Zola chatted to Lauren McDiarmid about the joys of cooking, her most favourite kitchen appliance and her biggest food combo fail.
Small Miracles will take you on a joyful and uplifting journey as three nuns learn more about life, love and friendship than they could ever have imagined – and it all began with the seed of an idea planted in the mind of author Anne Booth.
Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of My Name is Lucy Barton. She chatted with Lauren McDiarmid about her novel, the 2022 Booker Prize-shortlisted Oh William!, which sees the much-anticipated return of her beloved character, Lucy, what made her continue with the series, and the person who inspired her to become a writer.
There is plenty to learn from South Africa’s most interesting entrepreneur, says TJ Strydom, financial journalist, game-show enthusiast and author of Koos Bekker’s Billions.
Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu’s debut novel turned out to be the first in a trilogy. Not that she planned it that way. But now, she’s just written the last, The Quality of Mercy.
Taylor Jenkins Reid on chasing ideas, writing badly and her next project.
How many times must a cannon ball fly? Many, many times, it seems … before one sentence ‘pops’, tumbles down, and glues itself onto a page, writes Johan Vlok Louw.
Early text works its way into the heart of the writer, but not necessarily the heart of the book, writes Bronwyn Law-Viljoen on starting a new project.
Mark Winkler on why – and how – he came to try his hand at historical fiction with his new novel, The Errors of Dr Browne.
Glory is an effervescent, punchy, piercingly funny novel exploring the fall of Robert Mugabe from Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo. She chats here about the true events that inspired the book, collective experience and talking animals.
‘There are limits, even, to the powers of a witch’ – Read an excerpt from Mark Winkler’s new novel The Errors of Dr Browne
Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from The Errors of Dr Browne, the new novel from Mark Winkler!
Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Glory, an effervescent, punchy, piercingly funny novel exploring the fall of Robert Mugabe from Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo.
‘Managing emotional responses and having supportive networks are crucial in business’ – Magda Wierzycka
Magda Wierzycka is one of South Africa’s most prolific businesswomen. She writes here on how others, particularly women, can thrive in the business world, and touches on the book about her life that’s just hit shelves.
Dr Gérard Labuschagne was the head of the SAPS’s specialised Investigative Psychology Section, the only unit mandated to profile offenders, for 14 and a half years, during which time he analysed 110 murder series and countless other bizarre crimes.
If you have a story to tell, then tell it! Begin writing your memoir today with five easy steps from award-winning author and SA Writers College tutor Alex Smith.
Tess Gerritsen is the number one bestselling author of her hugely successful Rizzoli and Isles series, of which the latest is the highly anticipated Listen to Me.
Recognising that Eskom poses a singular threat to South Africa is vital to our country’s future – it leads to the inevitable conclusion that the power utility simply can’t cut it anymore, says Kyle Cowan, investigative journalist at News24 and author of Sabotage: Eskom Under Siege.
The Universe is the one thing that unifies us here on earth, writes astronomer Auke Slotegraaf.