5 Things that you probably didn’t know about Raymond E. Feist

2014-09-19 12:03

The best-selling author is currently in South Africa for the Cape Town Open Book festival as well to promote his most recent book, Magician’s End.

What you can look forward to at this year’s Cape Town Open Book Festival

2014-09-17 13:00

Literature lovers will get the best of local and international authors at one of South Africa’s fastest growing book extravaganzas.

It’s a Zombie apocalypse at this year’s Cape Town Open Book festival

2014-09-16 14:58

From sci-fi and fantasy, to literary and non-fiction, literature lovers are in for a treat at this year’s Cape Town Open Book festival, which kicks off today.

Katy Perry planning tell-all book?

2014-09-09 19:00

Katy Perry is reportedly planning to write a tell-all book after being offered a number of multi-million dollar book deals by American publishers.

Don’t be a racist. Ever. But in particular, don’t be a racist online

2014-09-02 12:51

Can we really prohibit speech that is hurtful? Excerpt from Don’t film yourself having sex and other legal advice for the age of social media.

Book review: The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

2014-08-29 15:17

A touching story about a woman who is facing the end of her life, and making peace with it.

Book review: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

2014-08-29 14:52

Sometimes the answers we’re looking for and that which we hope for lies in the very thing we fear the most.

Book review: Get That Feeling - The Sorbet Story by Ian Fuhr

2014-08-29 14:43

If you like local non-fiction, you’re interested in what makes successful businesses (and their people) tick, and you need something good to read, dip into the Sorbet story.

Book review: Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

2014-08-29 14:43

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill is an engaging story that will captivate you, terrify you and by the end, tear your heart to shreds.

Lena Dunham opens up about therapy in her new book

2014-08-29 01:00

Lena Dunham has opened up about receiving therapy from a very young age when she was "afraid of everything" due to her crippling OCD.

I am a reluctant book lender

2014-08-25 09:15

There’s nothing worse than someone who does not return the book that was lent to them.

Books and wine: a marriage made in literary heaven

2014-08-21 12:30

Ask any book club member what the most important aspects about book clubs is and the answer is this: literature and copious amounts of wine.

Kim Kardashian's new book title is both hilarious and apt

2014-08-11 10:26

She first “collaborated” on a book with her sisters, but now the reality star is releasing the world’s most unnecessary coffee table book ever.

Book review: The Girls From Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe

2014-07-31 12:42

A fiercely beautiful novel depicting loss, illness, parenthood, and friendship with staggering honesty.

Book review: Water Music by Margie Orford

2014-07-31 12:42

Well-paced, and layered in mystery, Margie Orford’s Water Music is a classic page-turning thriller.

Book review: Wake by Amanda Hocking

2014-07-31 12:42

The deadly lure of a siren’s call awaits those who venture too close to the sea.

Book review: Girl Seven by Hanna Jameson

2014-07-31 12:42

It’s not often that you read a book where the protagonist is a sex worker who might also be a psychopath.

World building in fantasy and science-fiction

2014-07-28 12:51

Have you ever wondered how an author creates and builds a world within a fictional novel from scratch? Melissa Delport, South African author of sci-fi novel The Legacy, shares a few of her secrets.

5 (terrible) life lessons I learned from the author of Anne of Green Gables

2014-07-22 11:58

Old books can be delightful, but sometimes they can be a bit horrifying. For example, look at these lessons taught by the author of the Anne of Green Gable books...

Harper Lee says she didn't OK new book about her

2014-07-16 11:39

The reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, has said she didn't authorise a new memoir about her life.


South African novelist and anti-apartheid stalwart Nadine Gordimer has passed away. We highlight a few of the best books that she’s written.

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Four sex addiction myths

2014-09-18 11:43

Is sex addiction an actual psychological disorder? Many people still don’t seem to think so.

The 2014 Cape Town Open Book Festival line-up

2014-09-17 08:36

Literature lovers will get the best of local and international authors at one of South Africa’s fastest growing book extravaganzas.

7 Super powers every book lover should have

2014-09-11 15:06

Imagine being able to mute people on command when they interrupt your precious reading time. This and more super-powered abilities literature lovers should posses.

Don’t be a racist online.

2014-09-04 08:52

And don’t film yourself having sex, and other legal advice for the age of social media.

Bruce Springsteen has written children's book

2014-09-01 21:00

Outlaw Pete singer Bruce Springsteen has written a children's book based on the opening ballad of his 2009 album Working on a Dream.

Book review: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

2014-08-29 15:03

If you haven’t read Caitlin Moran yet, brace yourself, because it’s time. And if you already love Caitlin Moran, you’ll love How to Build a Girl.

Book review: Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs

2014-08-29 14:43

Kathy Reichs once again brings great crime fiction to the table, with the perfect balance between forensic science and believable characters.

Book review: Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

2014-08-29 14:43

In Mr Mercedes, King certainly shows us why he deserves the title king of fiction.

Book review: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

2014-08-29 14:43

The conclusion to Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy contains a lot of violence, action and suspense, but for the most part is an intimately human story. A must read for fans of Atwood.

Publisher acquires Robin Williams biography

2014-08-27 20:00

A New York Times cultural reporter who has written extensively about Robin Williams is working on a book about the late actor-comedian.

Confessions of a reluctant book lender

2014-08-22 11:21

There’s nothing worse than someone who does not return the book that someone lent to them.


Stop trying to make Shantaram happen. Shantaram is just not going to happen.

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This might be the creepiest book cover you’ll ever see

2014-08-11 14:09

The worst thing about this book? It’s a classic children’s novel.

Wikipedia empowers SA literature

2014-08-05 12:18

Open Book Festival, together with the University of Cape Town, will be presenting a Wikipedia Edit–a-thon focused on South African literature.

Book review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

2014-07-31 12:42

Broken Monsters is a dark, insomnia inducing thriller that will have you dwelling on its meaning for days afterward.

Book review: The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

2014-07-31 12:42

Depressed and alone, A.J Fikry runs his independent bookshop in a small community with little sense of enthusiasm. But when a baby is left in his care, he is forced to make changes.

Book review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

2014-07-31 09:05

JK Rowling’s second venture under pseudonym Robert Galbraith certainly doesn’t disappoint. If anything, this offering is better than The Cuckoo’s Calling.

When criminal cases go horrendously wrong

2014-07-22 12:06

If you are accused of a crime you did not commit, do you really believe that justice will prevail in a court of law?

Stories and reflections from those who met Nelson Mandela

2014-07-17 16:23

“In the end, through Mandela’s actions, the only point that was made was his enormous capacity to turn the most hardened opponents into admirers.”

5 must reads by Nadine Gordimer

2014-07-15 19:00

South African novelist and anti-apartheid stalwart Nadine Gordimer has passed away. We highlight a few of the best books that she’s written.

Confessions of a book nerd

2014-07-14 15:37

When it comes to books every bibliophile has his or her quirks. One reader shares his.

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