JM Coetzee


Our literary disgrace

Craig MacKenzie

The sale of JM Coetzee's archive to a Texan university revives the question of where South Africa's literary heritage should be preserved.

A stunted af(fair)

Darryl Accone

If the Cape Town Book Fair is to mean something beyond an exercise in retailing it needs to seize opportunities to be unique, writes Darryl Accone.

Booker's best six

Charlotte Higgins

Postcolonial novels dominate the judges' selection of some of the most revered novels of the past 40 years, writes Charlotte Higgins.