Fiona Snyckers

Fiona Snyckers is the author of the Trinity series of novels and the Sisterz series of mobile novels. She lives in Johannesburg.

Lacuna: an interview with Fiona Snyckers

Naomi Meyer, Fiona Snyckers Books and writers 2019-06-04

"It is about a woman by the name of Lucy Lurie (clearly inspired by Coetzee’s character of the same name), who is trying to recover from a gang rape. What makes her situation more unbearable is that a male writer, John Coetzee, has written a bestselling book about her experience. She feels as though it was her story to tell."

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019: personal reflections

Fiona Snyckers Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-22

"We all want our books to sell well and to reach the widest possible audience. Being invited to Franschhoek is an invaluable leg-up for any writer’s career. May the festival continue to go from strength to strength."

Student protests and books to protest by

Fiona Snyckers Universiteitseminaar | University Seminar 2016-03-14

"Student grievances have been the subject of some of the best post-apartheid novels. These are not books that appeared briefly in print, sold a few hundred copies and disappeared without trace. They have been prescribed for school and university, reprinted many times, and translated into different languages."

Sacred corpses

Fiona Snyckers 2015-01-12 "This is not to suggest that there is anything wrong with honouring the Charlie Hebdo dead, merely that our indifference to the deaths of people of colour in war-torn zones is shameful and needs to be challenged. No corpses are more sacred than others."

Review like nobody's watching

Fiona Snyckers, Naomi Meyer 2014-12-02 Within South Africa's claustrophobic literary scene everybody is too afraid to write bad book reviews. Fiona Snyckers tells Naomi Meyer what needs to be done.
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