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.
From Shakespeare to 'Portnoy's Complaint', writers have been saucing up their literary efforts since time immemorial - with mixed results.
French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings from 1755 could have well been written today, about South Africa.
The bard has been dead for 400 years, yet he speaks from the grave as clearly and wisely as ever.
The religious underpinnings of South African fiction have been eroded by the secularisation of our society since 1994, with one striking exception.
Eco, who has died at the age of 84, bestrode the disparate worlds of popular fiction and critical thinking with panache.
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.
How to get through life? These novels of ideas and odes to “ordinary people” give some hints.
Ngcobo highlighted the plight of South Africa’s rural women and those who were forced into exile by apartheid.
Late style shows up in Milan Kundera's 'The Festival of Insignificance'.