M&G Jhb Literary Festival 2010

Special Report

M&G Jhb Literary Festival 2010

A look at the festival which took place from September 3 to 5.


Our pen is as blunt as our sword

South African fiction writing is brimming with health, but the state of reading is so dire as to be virtually on a hospital respirator.

Bipolar, but beloved

"Being a democratic South African is a troubled relationship, but true citizens don't quit, they seek new solutions"

Literary festival keynote address

In his keynote address at our literary festival, editor-in-chief Nic Dawes examines the culture of complaint at the heart of media oppression.

The book lives!

The book is not dead, says Jonathan Ball, managing director of Jonathan Ball Publishers.