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The Baileys Women’s Prize Shortlist: ‘A Wonderful Liberation’

‘The constraint is a liberation,’ says film producer Tessa Ross, whose leadership of the Baileys judges for 2017 is honoring women fiction writers from around the world.

Richard Poplak snacks on biscuits at the Old Reserve Bank

Biscuits as “the sacramental bread of austerity” is worth the click alone. Poplak’s at his best when he’s on the edge of …

Forbes Africa’s feature on SA comics, on shelves now

Forbes Africa has a major feature on SA comics, including Lauren Beukes’ and Dale Halvorsen’s Survivor’s Club. Check it!

Imbolo Mbue wins 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for debut novel Behold the Dreamers

Imbolo Mbue has won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.

Diane Awerbuck shortlisted for 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

South African author Diane Awerbuck has been shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The shortlist includes 21 from stories, chosen …

The I.O.U. by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The New Yorker’s March 20th fiction piece is a previously unpublished story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Chimurenga Chronic – Food

Latest Chronic out now. This edition considers food from various angles. And of course: books, music, politics, photography and more.

The 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards: Alan Paton Award longlist

The longlist for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction has been announced.

The 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards: Barry Ronge Fiction Prize longlist

The 2017 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize longlist has been announced.

Stranger than fiction: How a forbidden book was smuggled out of North Korea

The harrowing story of how the work of a dissident writer made it out of North Korea.

Win a signed leatherbound collector’s edition of Wilbur Smith’s War Cry worth R10 000

Win a signed leatherbound collector’s edition of War Cry worth R10 000.

Stephen King is excited about the new Deon Meyer

UK readers, you have a nice surprise coming. No, not Brexit, FEVER, by Deon Meyer. Reminiscent of THE STAND and THE PASSAGE. …

Amos Oz and Ismail Kadare named on Man Booker international prize longlist

13 books from 11 different languages have been longlisted for the Man Booker international prize. The Guardian reports that books from Europe dominate the longlist, alongside two Israeli novels, and one apiece from China and Argentina.

Jonathan Ball Publishers to publish Sisonke Msimang memoir

Jonathan Ball Publishers has won a fierce bidding battle for Sisonke Msimang’s memoir and first book, Always Another Country.

Nelson Mandela comic goes worldwide

Nelson Mandela: The Authorised Comic was first published by Jonathan Ball Publishers back in 2008. Now Constable have cleverly bought all language rights still available, and will publish in English in the UK and Commonwealth.