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Darryl Accone

Don DeLillo’s foresight in his undiminished works are a delight to read

​SinceToni Morrison (1993), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1978) and Saul Bellow (1976), American authors have got short shrift from the Nobel.

OBITUARY: Adam Small had words and learning in his blood

A founder of the University of the Western Cape, Adam Small died at the weekend at the age of 79.

Coetzee listens, learns in Palestine

Author defines apartheid to describe situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Literary awards: ’Tis the season to toast the best of local authors

Awards season is upon us once more – that time in late autumn when authors turn to thoughts of riches that will be made known in midwinter.

New store bridges a book market gap

Bridge Books looks to change Johannesburg's book dealing landscape.

The pen is mightier than the penis

From Shakespeare to 'Portnoy's Complaint', writers have been saucing up their literary efforts since time immemorial - with mixed results.

‘The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit’

French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings from 1755 could have well been written today, about South Africa.

How Shakespeare fits our time

The bard has been dead for 400 years, yet he speaks from the grave as clearly and wisely as ever.

Biblical myths in the time of Mammon

The religious underpinnings of South African fiction have been eroded by the secularisation of our society since 1994, with one striking exception.

Dan Brown not Umberto Eco’s sole echo

Eco, who has died at the age of 84, bestrode the disparate worlds of ­popular fiction and critical thinking with panache.

Exclusive Books launches in-store restaurant

Foodies, the fickle Jo’burg socialite crowd and book lovers are the prospective clientele of the Social Kitchen & Bar at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park.

Books that are odes to love and death

How to get through life? These novels of ideas and odes to “ordinary people” give some hints.

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