Translated book wins the 2016 International Man Booker Prize

2016-05-17 13:49

It was a big night for translated fiction as Korean novelist Han Kang won the prestigious award for her novel, The Vegetarian.

Book review: Scarred by Joanne Macgregor

2016-05-05 09:19

A teenager, scarred physically and emotionally by trauma, tries to move on with her life in this novel by South African author Joanne Macgregor.

Book review: The Peculiars by Jennifer Thorpe

2016-05-03 14:53

Brought together by their phobias, this group of misfits take on a brave new life.

Book review: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

2016-05-03 14:45

A mysterious man who walks backwards, a chimpanzee, and a road trip. These are the unexpected elements that draw together the three quizzical threads of the latest from the author of Life of Pi.

Book review: Updraft by Fran Wilde

2016-05-03 14:40

An unusual coming-of-age story set in an utterly fascinating and imaginative world, Updraft is a beautifully written novel for fans of fantasy fiction.

Book review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

2016-05-03 14:34

A feisty and adventurous young heroine’s very existence is threatened by her father’s growing obsession with the past.

Luckiest Girl Alive

2016-05-03 12:51

With a title like Luckiest Girl Alive, one assumes a happy escape, a beat-all-the-odds type tale which sees our heroine win at life despite major obstacles. This, however, is not quite that tale.

New book from popular romance author is dark, twisted and brutal

2016-04-08 16:21

Torture, branding and extreme bullying set in a society that places its value on perfection, is the focus of Cecelia Ahern’s (bestselling author of P.S. I Love You) new book. We kid you not.

Book review: After the Woods by Kim Savage

2016-03-31 12:07

An unsettling tale that details what happens in the aftermath of a kidnapping gone wrong.

Book review: Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell

2016-03-31 12:00

A fully immersive experience, Warriors of the Storm is a crafty nod to the history of the English language, religion and society.


6 reasons to attend the Franschhoek Literary Festival

2016-05-13 15:00

The annual Franschhoek literary festival starts this weekend, here’s why you shouldn’t miss it.

Book review: The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis

2016-05-03 15:02

The Butcher’s Hook is a beautiful ode to the classic Gothic novel, one filled with all-consuming intensity, passion and romance.

Book review: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan

2016-05-03 14:53

A delightful little book simply meant for book lovers everywhere.

Sorting the Beef from the Bull: the Science of Food Fraud Forensics

2016-05-03 14:42

A relevant and fairly easy to read book packed with fascinating facts that may have you looking twice at the contents of your dinner plate.

Book review: A Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

2016-05-03 14:39

A tasty morsel of literature, Career of Evil keeps you guessing right until the end.

Book review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

2016-05-03 14:23

A harrowing, but important read from debut novelist Fiona Barton.

10 of the most beautiful libraries around the world

2016-04-21 14:02

These spectacular libraries will take any book lover’s breath away.

Book review: An Empty Coast by Tony Park

2016-03-31 12:16

An epic adventure with enough action to give adrenaline junkies a good rush.

Book review: Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

2016-03-31 12:01

A rather original take on the high-school jungle of sweaty teenage relationships, with plenty of heart.

Book review: Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of the Marikana Massacre by Greg Marinovich

2016-03-31 11:59

Renowned photojournalist, and infamous member of the Bang-Bang Club, Greg Marinovich, gives us an in-depth investigation into one of the biggest losses of civilian life in South Africa since Sharpeville.

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