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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.
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    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...
    'The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit'
    'The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit'
    That so many in South Africa’s political fraternity expressed relief that the Constitutional Court’s findings on President Jacob Zuma...
    How Shakespeare fits our time
    How Shakespeare fits our time
    Bookmakers would have given very long odds on the possibility of two of world literature’s greatest figures dying in the same year and month; for...
    Biblical myths in the time of Mammon
    Biblical myths in the time of Mammon
    Fifty-odd years ago, a visiting friend of my paternal grandmother asked my father why so many streets in Pretoria were called “Hou Links”. Her...
    Dan Brown not Umberto Eco’s sole echo
    Dan Brown not Umberto Eco’s sole echo
    Before Dan Brown, in the beginning, was Umberto Eco. A semiologist at the University of Bologna, Eco’s day job was given over to the relationship...
    Exclusive Books launches in-store restaurant
    Exclusive Books launches in-store restaurant
    “Never read while eating!” my grandfather used to say in his most stentorian voice. I always wondered which offended him most: the insult to...