Publishing diverse voices could prove to be a source of domestic and global success for local publishers
The challenges we face in the world of scholarly and leisure reading and writing are not unique to our country but it is crucial to overcome them if we want to be as good as we look in our Constitution
With a rich plot full of surprises, Joanne Joseph’s debbut novel is bound together by a poetic turn of phrase
The Frankfurt book festival allowed star authors to give their opinion on the current state of the world
A family with everything money can buy, but beneath the surface their lives are seriously damaged
Through guided conversations at Ubuntu.Lab, people can take off their masks in a safe and sacred space
The American author and journalist was known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing developed in the 1960s and 1970s
Author Jolyn Phillips on her debut collection of short fiction, her ideal reader and her inspirations.
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 there’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 colonialism argues that lasting peace depends on political and not judicial solutions.
Rachel Zadok’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 Zimbabwe’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 <b>Jenny Uglow</b>.
Quite simply, Elmore Leonard is just the great American novelist of the great American comedy.
A year after it began, eight Arab writers reflect on what became known as the Arab Spring.
<i>The Satanic Verses</i> author’s latest visit to his Indian homeland has angered some Muslim clerics.
Nobel-winning writer VS Naipaul faced criticism on Thursday for saying he does not regard any female authors as his equal.
The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> is running a series of interviews with South African authors. Nthikeng Mohlele takes up the challenge.
‘Tell our stories" went the post-apartheid creative mantra in film and literature. A golden age beckoned, unfettered by censorship.
James Purdy, who has died aged 94, wrote outlandish, idiosyncratic novels that did not sell in large quantities but survive, sometimes in print.