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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.
    Writing a wrong is a bitter irony
    Writing a wrong is a bitter irony
    Nothing destroys one’s enjoyment of and confidence in a work of nonfiction more than coming across factual howlers. If that’s in a field about...
    Noah’s arc: Intimate and humane
    Noah’s arc: Intimate and humane
    BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah
    Death of an anarchist
    Death of an anarchist
    Was it coincidence that on the day the Nobel prize in literature was awarded to Bob Dylan, his fellow laureate Dario Fo died? Or was it Euterpe,...
    Blowin' in the wind: How Nobel winner Bob Dylan rewrote history without a pen
    Blowin' in the wind: How Nobel winner Bob Dylan rewrote history without a pen
    “Bob Dylan 100% is not going to win. Stop saying Bob Dylan should win the Nobel Prize,” wrote Alex Shephard, news editor of The New...
    It's lit at the M&G's book fest
    It's lit at the M&G's book fest
    How much has storytelling in South Africa changed over the past 100 years? The seventh annual M&G Literary Festival, affectionately known as...
    We need to talk about Lionel
    We need to talk about Lionel
    COMMENT
    M&G's Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary
    M&G's Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary
    The seventh annual M&G Literary Festival, popularly known as the Litfest, will take place at Sci-Bono in Newtown, Johannesburg, on October 8 and 9....
    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
    Since wins by Toni 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
    Poet, playwright, translator, activist and educator, Adam Small was a protean man of letters, to which he brought black consciousness sensibility...
    Coetzee listens, learns in Palestine
    Coetzee listens, learns in Palestine
    South African-born Nobel laureate JM Coetzee was among the writers who attended last week’s Palestine Festival of Literature, the ninth in the...
    Literary awards: ’Tis the season to toast the best of local authors
    Literary awards: ’Tis the season to toast the best of local authors
    First up, though not in purely monetary terms, is the Olive Schreiner Prize for 2015, which went jointly to Jill Nudelman for her...
    The pen is mightier than the penis
    The pen is mightier than the penis
    When movie audiences the world over tittered and shrieked and guffawed over Ben Stiller’s bathroom masturbation scene in There’s Something...