It took Sarah Lotz just 30 pages to convince Hodder & Stoughton to make her an offer she didn't refuse: a world-rights deal for her novel The Three.
The author of the best-selling "Wallander" detective series reflects on his dual roles as writer and activist.
Gwen Ansell reflects on the culture shock a great writer leaves in his wake .
Aminatta Forna tells Maya Jaggi that Africa scares the West, but that thereâ€™s as much reason to be scared in Croatia as in Sierra Leone.
"I want readers to cry, laugh, think and feel"
Granta has released its 2013 list of the 20 most promising young British novelists under 40 and for the first time there is a majority of women.
The parts of her work that people tell her are unbelievable are those that are most closely based on real events.
Niq Mhlongo's Way Back Home is his coming of age as a novelist.
Fans of celebrated, American author Judy Blume will be delighted to hear that "Tiger Eyes" has been adapted into a movie.
An authority on Âcolonialism argues that lasting peace depends on political and not Âjudicial solutions.
Rachel Zadokâ€™s 'Sister-Sister' is published by Kwela Books.
Mary Watson's 'The Cutting Room' is published by Penguin Books.
Dismissed as a 'settler' in the early decades in Zimbabweâ€™s independence, the Bulawayo-based writer has started to resonate with young Zimbabweans.
South African-based author Sarah Lotz was scraping by before a British publishing house offered her a six-figure deal.
The M&G talks to author Elana Bregin.
Alan Hollinghurst says that, unlike Brideshead Revisited, his novels show the brutal side of riches.
Two hundred years after Charles Dickens's birth on February 7 1812, his energetic, blazing life still fascinates us, writes Jenny Uglow.
Quite simply, Elmore Leonard is just the great American novelist of the great American comedy.