Harry Potter and the digital era

Author unveils collaborative website that will have extensive background material, sell e-books and create an opportunity for fans to submit content.

Woman ducks Man Booker

Author and publisher Carmen Callil has withdrawn from the judging panel of the Man Booker International prize over its decision to honour Philip Roth.

Bookmark these titles

International publishers are gearing up for releases from major authors in 2011. Alison Flood lists nine of them.

Enid Blyton gets a makeover

There are no more 'jolly japes' and 'lashings of pop' as dated language is revamped for a new generation of this popular author's young readers.

Essential bleeding for blood suckers

Worship of Sachin Tendulkar will cross a new boundary with a special edition of his autobiography made in part with the cricketer's blood.

Neglected masterpiece takes Lost Booker honours

Winning the Booker prize almost 40 years ago for <em>The Siege of Krishnapur</em>, JG Farrell used his acceptance speech to denounce capitalism.

Spoken from the walls

It's not quite at Harry Potter levels, but Laura Bush's memoir, <em>Spoken from the Heart</em>, has sold around 150&nbsp;000 copies in its first week.

One book for the whole world

A new project is hoping to take the "one book, one city" initiative a step further and get the whole world reading the same novel.

Skipping the revolution

Thousands of writers have opted out of Google's controversial plan to digitise million of books. Alison Flood reports

Of dildos and bad sex

The story of the seduction of a lesbian by an ageing actor has won novelist Philip Roth a place on the shortlist for the bad sex in fiction awards.

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Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

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