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.
Karina Magdalena Szczurek2014-10-10Professor 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.”
Karina Magdalena Szczurek2014-09-29"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."
Karina Magdalena Szczurek2014-09-25"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."
Karina Magdalena Szczurek2014-07-17"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.