Good titles are hard to find but they make all the difference, writes Emma Brockes.
Praised by Susan Sontag and WG Sebald, Krasznahorkai's fans include a film director whose life's mission is to bring his novels to the screen.
Fox captures the bitterness about the treatment of Boer women and children in Lord Kitchener’s concentration camps - under his Scorched Earth policy.
The philosopher’s classic 2001 work, 'On the Postcolony', has been republished in an African edition that features a brand-new preface by him.
Culture wars in the United States form the backdrop to this taut political cliffhanger.
Author Kagiso Lesego Molope answers the M&G’s questions from Ottawa, Canada, where she now lives.
His dissident views made him a renegade communist, but a new biography confirms Harold Wolpe as an influential radical voice.
The fall of apartheid’s structures has allowed fiction to explore a range of social issues.
What is the real issue facing South African writers after apartheid?
George RR Martin believes right-wing science fiction writers have wrecked the Hugo Awards.
Writing history is often a matter of rewriting earlier histories as present perspectives shift and change.
Ivy May Stuart answers our questions about her debut historical novel '?An Unreasonable Woman', which foregrounds the women’s rights movement.
The annual Sanlam prize for youth literature attracts welcome additions to young adult literature, particularly the 2013 gold and silver winners.
As refreshing as Mahlangu's writing may be, a fellow writer highlights a few technical flaws in the penning of his prize-winning "Penumbra".
Not an easy man to have on your side, Günter Grass was a writer who had the gall to spit into the soup of the high and mighty.
Ben Okri’s recent talk in Pretoria on African renaissance, left some indignant and still nowhere closer to discovering their own “mini enlightenment”.
As Zimbabwe prepares for Independence Day on April 18, Charne Lavery looks at one of that country’s greatest literary sons.
Journalist turned publisher, whose achievements included editing Thomas Keneally’s Schindler’s Ark, had been battling cancer since last year.
A no-holds-barred insight into what it is like to be a woman in present-day South Africa, fraught as it is with taboos and dangers.