Donna Tartt's huge book, 11 years in the writing, wins the honour for "beautifully written ... novel with exquisitely drawn characters".
Initiatives such as the Kwani Trust and Femrite are helping to keep a beleaguered readership alive.
Helen Oyeyemi has a determination to explore what happens when we have to operate without a stable sense of ourselves or those around us.
Author Donald McCaig's upcoming novel - billed as a prequel to "Gone With the Wind" - is set to tell the untold story of devoted house slave Mammy.
Phillip de Wet's e-book "Nkandla: The Great Unravelling" tracks key events and major themes surrounding President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.
The 23rd novel by the Irish writer John Banville feels like the literary equivalent of Winston Churchill's description of Russia.
Jane Rosenthal assesses four novels that cast the country in very different lights.
Muxe Nkondo celebrates the life of a writer who tried to make sense of life from people’s experiences.
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.
Alan Wieder's biography on Joe Slovo and Ruth First focuses on the couple's relationship, their different personalities and opposing views.
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.