South African fiction writing is brimming with health, but the state of reading is so dire as to be virtually on a hospital respirator.
“OBE today has become a swear word, a shorthand for every dissatisfaction we have with education”
"It's a fact," pronounced the read-me headline, "Darkies just don't read." Provocative? An understatement.
"Being a democratic South African is a troubled relationship, but true citizens don't quit, they seek new solutions"
M&G books editor Darryl Accone shares his views on the event that occurred over the weekend.
Ellen Aaku, from Zambia, was the recipient of the Penguin Prize for African Writing in the fiction category at the M&G's Literary Festival.
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 Literary Festival will include a tribute to the renowned writer and intellectual Es'kia Mphahlele.
The M&G Literary Festival picks up from its predecessor and takes stock of where we are at.
The book is not dead, says Jonathan Ball, managing director of Jonathan Ball Publishers.