The fall of apartheid’s structures has allowed fiction to explore a range of social issues.
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.
The winner of the Etisalat prize for literature is a man who values his privacy.
An arts and culture entrepreneur launches a literature project aimed at promoting a culture of reading and writing.
The troubling themes of treachery, deception and duplicity lie at the dark heart of many recent books by South African authors.
A small town in South Africa is the setting for the adventures of an unusual character in A Slim Green Silence by Beverly Rycroft (Umuzi).
Pan Macmillan announces it has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to the book which is likely to tackle Mandela’s divorce from his second wife Winnie.
Marlene Van Niekerk's "two masterpieces" detail the aggravations of the political transition in South Africa - particularly for Afrikaners.
Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala believes she was assaulted for expressing admiration for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie, her publisher said.
Following Terry Pratchett's death, Gwen Ansell pays tribute to a writer whose scale of vision and literary skill has made him a legend.