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Quilled or typed, it’s writ
Quilled or typed, it’s writ
I wonder occasionally why that particularly loathsome locution, to say someone has “penned” a book (only slightly more loathsome than to say...
Healing from shame is a marathon task
Healing from shame is a marathon task
The subtitle of Costa Carastavrakis’s memoir, I Am Costa: From Meth to Marathons, really only covers half the story. Yes, it’s a...
Matthew Buckland: A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere
Matthew Buckland: A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere
Thought Leader was ahead of its time and enthusiastically received by the country. Essentially a group blogging platform, Thought Leader allowed...
‘Accidental’ author climbs bestseller list
‘Accidental’ author climbs bestseller list
Yusuf Daniels, a former auctioneer, describes himself as someone who became an author by mistake. He refuses to call himself a writer, preferring...
The book lover's fallback
The book lover's fallback
I joined the library. I passed through the turnstiles, inhaled the distinct odour of aging books and presented my proof of address. A form was...
No flavour in this book judge
No flavour in this book judge
Last weekend, the Sunday Times Literary Awards long-lists for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for Non-fiction were...
Young reading
Young reading
MR PENGUIN AND THE FORTRESS OF SECRETS  by Alex T Smith (Hodder)
[Video]Mohale Mashigo on all things books
[Video]Mohale Mashigo on all things books
Author Mohale Mashigo speaks to the M&G about her writing process, early reading habits and she shares her challenge to her readers
'Remains of the Day' author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel
'Remains of the Day' author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel
British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel The Remains of the Day and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has...
Writing’s on the wall for parochial SA publishers
Writing’s on the wall for parochial SA publishers
As a writer published in South Africa, I work in an insane industry.
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is the current “cool kid” of South African literature. At least, he thinks so. He’s a writer, photographer and...

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