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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: Tales of the Metric System by Imraan Coovadia

Karina Magdalena Szczurek

"'(N)ovels are more important than ever … because they enable us to exercise our minds … allow us to step back and see where the history is taking us.' Coovadia’s latest testifies not only to the truth of this statement, but also to so much more."


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.


Interview: Richard Poplak on Until Julius comes

Richard Poplak, Naomi Meyer

"I would not say I chose Julius Malema. He chose me."