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Big Book Chain Chat

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LitNet’s Big Book Chain Chat is an ongoing discussion of books and writing. LitNet invites publishers, authors, literary agents, reviewers, translators, marketers, anyone involved in the (local) book industry, to write on any relevant topic from any angle.

Big Book Chain Chat #85: The orgasm of writing
Gillian Schutte

“Excruciatingly delicious and yet endurable, it lasts a lot longer than the clitoral/penile orgasm. In fact, it is a way of life if you choose it to be.” Gillian Schutte on the writing process.

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Review: Second Life by SJ Watson

Elsibe Loubser

 "One could say that this story is about a death in a family and how it can be a tipping point, the nudge that will unravel the almost well-united family. But in another breath it’s correct to say that this is simply a story about lies and deceit, some of those planned and plotted, and some just silly decisions or inaction."


Leave the Door Open and the Lights On


February is Crime and Thriller Month at Exclusive Books. Win 1 of 5 complete Crime/Thriller sets of novels from Exclusive Books.


“For the reader in Benoni, and the reader in Beijing”: UK launch of the The Cambridge History of South African Literature

Imke van Heerden

On Friday 3 February 2012, with the winter sun setting on the week, academics and students met in the Berrick Saul Building’s beloved “Tree House” at the University of York to celebrate the UK launch of The Cambridge History of South African Literature.


Johannesburg launch of The Cambridge History of South African Literature


Achmat Dangor, novelist, and Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will speak on South African literary history.


One Man vs "One Man"

James Woodhouse, Naomi Meyer

James Woodhouse, publisher at Kwela, tells Naomi Meyer about a literary coincidence – some real life crime fiction.