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The Franschhoek Literary Festival 2015 and the elephant in the room
Liam Kruger

 "And for all that the Franschhoek Literary Festival is irredeemably disengaged from the lived reality of much of South Africa ..."

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Big Book Chain Chat

Writers talk books, writing and everything in between.


The we field

Jaco Fouché

The microbus goes again, and she is alone when she trudges along the mud-smeared path to the front door of the long building, a forty-year-old woman in a long brown skirt, long red pullover, and a woollen cap with flaps hanging over her ears.


Booktown Richmond: The Third Annual JM Coetzee | Athol Fugard Festival


 Here is the programme to this year's festival, which takes place from the 28th to the 30th of May 2015.


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.


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."


Charlie Hebdo: Seeing the bigger picture

Karen Jayes

Karen Jayes: "The tragic killings in Paris are a window on how the War on Terror works, and how moderation can make it stop."


Found in Translation

Jaco Botha, Mike Nicol

A casual conversation between Of Cops & Robbers author Mike Nicol and Jaco Botha, who translated the novel into the Afrikaans as Dieners & Donners.


2014 Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry


Karin Schimke wins the 2014 Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry