Karina Magdalena Szczurek

Karina M Szczurek is the author of Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer Writing Post-Apartheid South Africa as well as the editor of Touch: Stories of Contact, Encounters with André Brink, Contrary: Critical Responses to the Novels of André Brink (with Willie Burger), and the 2015 SSDA anthology, Water: New Short Fiction from Africa (with Nick Mulgrew). Her play for young adults A Change of Mind won the MML Literature Award in the Category English Drama in 2012. She also writes short stories, essays, poetry and literary criticism. Her debut novel Invisible Others was published in 2014. It was longlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.

Review: Entanglement by Steven Boykey Sidley

Karina Magdalena Szczurek 2014-10-10 Professor Jared Borowitz observes that the trouble with the universe is that “it has tricks and unpleasant surprises and irritating little quirks, and refuses to be ordered.”

Review of Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and Daughter by Lyndall Gordon

Karina Magdalena Szczurek 2014-09-29 "Literary history has a tendency to focus on the great deeds of renowned men. Women’s lives often end up sinking like dresses in a lagoon, pushed down by the rudders of ignorance and neglect. Lyndall Gordon’s writing inflates them with life-saving breath which allows them to float and sparkle in the sunlight of recognition."

The Image of a Pie: Reflections on Open Book 2014

Karina Magdalena Szczurek 2014-09-25 "I should have started shedding tears at the beginning of the event, when the woman who is our national treasure, Sindiwe Magona, noticed that we were only a few people in the audience while the whole of South Africa should have been attending."

Review: Garden of Dreams by Melissa Siebert

Karina Magdalena Szczurek 2014-08-20 Karina Szczurek reviews Garden of Dreams by Melissa Siebert.

A tribute to Nadine Gordimer

Karina Magdalena Szczurek 2014-07-17 "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.

For the Sake of Silence: A novel with atmospheric appeal

Karina Magdalena Szczurek, LitNet 2008-05-05