Author

 
Darryl Accone

Darryl Accone

Darryl Accone is books editor of the Mail & Guardian and director of the annual M&G Literary Festival. All Under Heaven, the memoir of his (mainly) Chinese family in South Africa (David Philip, 2004), was shortlisted for the 2005 Alan Paton Award. Accone is a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar and the International Writers Workshop of Hong Kong Baptist University.
    Don DeLillo's foresight in his undiminished works are a delight to read
    Don DeLillo's foresight in his undiminished works are a delight to read
    ​SinceToni Morrison (1993), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1978) and Saul Bellow (1976), American authors have got short shrift from the Nobel.
    OBITUARY: Adam Small had words and learning in his blood
    OBITUARY: Adam Small had words and learning in his blood
    A founder of the University of the Western Cape, Adam Small died at the weekend at the age of 79.
    Coetzee listens, learns in Palestine
    Coetzee listens, learns in Palestine
    Author defines apartheid to describe situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
    Literary awards: ’Tis the season to toast the best of local authors
    Literary awards: ’Tis the season to toast the best of local authors
    Awards season is upon us once more – that time in late autumn when authors turn to thoughts of riches that will be made known in midwinter.
    The pen is mightier than the penis
    The pen is mightier than the penis
    From Shakespeare to 'Portnoy's Complaint', writers have been saucing up their literary efforts since time immemorial - with mixed results.
    'The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit'
    'The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit'
    French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings from 1755 could have well been written today, about South Africa.
    How Shakespeare fits our time
    How Shakespeare fits our time
    The bard has been dead for 400 years, yet he speaks from the grave as clearly and wisely as ever.
    Biblical myths in the time of Mammon
    Biblical myths in the time of Mammon
    The religious underpinnings of South African fiction have been eroded by the secularisation of our society since 1994, with one striking exception.
    Dan Brown not Umberto Eco’s sole echo
    Dan Brown not Umberto Eco’s sole echo
    Eco, who has died at the age of 84, bestrode the disparate worlds of ­popular fiction and critical thinking with panache.
    Exclusive Books launches in-store restaurant
    Exclusive Books launches in-store restaurant
    Foodies, the fickle Jo’burg socialite crowd and book lovers are the prospective clientele of the Social Kitchen & Bar at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park.
    Books that are odes to love and death
    Books that are odes to love and death
    How to get through life? These novels of ideas and odes to “ordinary people” give some hints.