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A tribute to Nadine Gordimer
Karina Magdalena Szczurek

"A signature is what defines you." Karina Szczurek, who completed her PhD on Nadine Gordimer’s post-apartheid writing, writes an In Memoriam contribution and shares a personal photo of Gordimer's signature.

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Big Book Chain Chat

Writers talk books, writing and everything in between.



Christien Terblanche

Nadia could not tell time yet. It was the stillness of the night that told her that it was already past midnight, to her a magical line between today and tomorrow. She was born at this hour, her mother always said. She was called Nadia because the stillness of the hour brought hope that the morning was approaching.


Paradise by Greg Lazarus

Donald Powers

Read Donald Powers's review of the third book by “Greg Lazarus”, the husband-and-wife team of Greg Fried and Lisa Lazarus.


Die vere van die duiwel by Sigrid Schmidt

Sigrid Schmidt, Naomi Meyer

Modern folklore: Sigrid Schmidt tells about the birth of her book Die vere van die duiwel.


Review: The Unsaid by Richard de Nooy

Natasja Schellaars

"The Unsaid is a powerful book in which everything makes sense, the humour is black where it has to be black and the characters are perfect in their imperfection."


You’d (still) be lonely without your iPhone

William Horne

With viral videos telling you the root of your loneliness lies in your phone, it is time to consider what would really happen if phones were gone, using the logic of the video Look Up.


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.


Sunday Times Literary Awards Shortlist nominees announced

Naomi Bruwer

A total of ten books were shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize at the shortlist announcement of the 2014 Sunday Times Literary Awards in association with Exclusive Books held in Franschhoek on 17 May 2014.