Authors are activists of the pen – visionaries whose purpose it is to show us the real world, and the world that we should want to have.
The only book prize that celebrates works of fiction written in all of our official languages has been suspended.
Renowned author Stephen King has annouced the release of his second detective novel, Revival.
You get a glimpse of the man behind the myth in Peter Ames Carlin's biography, "Bruce", chronicling the life of rock 'n roller Bruce Springsteen.
Book reviews: Gwen Ansell takes us through four interesting novels.
Book reviews: Fresh contexts for a veteran and a novice result in two very compelling and readable crime thrillers.
Crime write Henning Mankell has revealed that he has cancer in an advanced stage. He intends to write a newspaper column about fighting it.
In "Untitled", Kgebetli Moele brings home the travesty of the "respectable" men who destroy women's dreams.
Being SA's communications minister takes up a lot of Yunus Carrim's time. But this is what he reads when he can.
"Cuts Through Bone", the book by convicted murderer Alaric Hunt who has been jailed since the 1980s, has won a $10 000 prize and a publishing deal.
As technology makes book-reading a specialist activity, more should be done to keep literature at the heart of life.
From mine dumps to city skylines, four new books bring South Africa’s diversity into focus, writes Sean O'Toole.
M&G books editor Darryl Accone picks his top five best reads for this year.
Herman Charles Bosman's colourful life story has been equally sanitised and sensationalised. The true story turns out to be rather well-hidden.
"A Year in the Wild" and "Back to the Bush" by James Hendry read like a summer holiday, a loud-laughing party with good friends on a warm night.
Mathematics professor scoops bad sex award with "quirky" and "wildly experimental" scenes of lust.
No city could be more eminently qualified for the title of Unesco City of Literature.
The novel, Five Lives at Noon provides a detailed account of the events that led to the demise of legislated apartheid.
Max du Preez's new book "A Rumour of Spring" is an insightful look at where the country is today and how we got here.