Review: Mongrel - essays by William DiceyBooks and writers 2016-03-16
"There is nothing quite as satisfying as an excellent personal essay, and William Dicey’s Mongrel contains six gems of the genre."
Book review: Letters of stone by Steven RobinsBooks and writers 2016-02-29
"Letters of stone is a monument to a story which refused to be forgotten."
Book review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper LeeArgief 2016-02-22
Harper Lee has died. Read the review of Go set a Watchman.
New writing: The break-upNew writing 2016-02-02
"It was in this moment that I realised that I was missing something vital in this whole set-up. That there was a silence between us as well."
Book review: The seed thief by Jacqui L'AngeBooks and writers 2016-01-27
"The Seed Thief is one of those rare books which deliver on all fronts and leave you completely satisfied."
"Your library is your soul": Reflecting on Kate Atkinson’s A God in RuinsBooks and writers 2016-01-19
"A God in Ruins is many things. It is the story of a British family set against the historical background of the past century. It is a novel about war and its aftershocks. It is a fine inquiry into human nature. But above all, it is a declaration of love for literature, its power and its manifold mysteries."
Karina Magdalena Szczurek se woord van die jaar 2015LitNet se Afrikaanse woord van die jaar 2016 2015-12-02
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The heart has spaces – the love letters of André Brink and Ingrid JonkerBooks and writers 2015-11-18
Karina Magdalena Szczurek on André Brink and Ingrid Jonker: "No other woman in André’s life had left as indelible a mark on him as Ingrid. No other haunted me as much in the beginning of our relationship."
Book review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper LeeBooks and writers 2015-07-30
"Go Set a Watchman must be seen for what it is, a once discarded manuscript that is historically of enormous literary value as a long-lost cousin of its brilliant relative."
101 Detectives: Stories, and an interview with Ivan VladislavićBooks and writers 2015-07-21
On literary festivals: “But in my experience their primary function is to entertain readers. They appeal mainly to regular book buyers, to the people who join book clubs."
Book review: The Death's Head Chess Club by John DonoghueBooks and writers 2015-06-26
"Even if they are 'only' fiction, at the root of such [historical war - editor's note] novels is a reality where pure evil manifests in human form and, as Donoghue’s narrator notes, the voices of the dead 'clamour to be heard'. This is precisely why the task of imagining these stories bears a great responsibility and should not be undertaken lightly."