WTF is up with Bob Dylan's reaction to his Nobel Prize?

2016-10-21 13:33

After finally acknowledging his Nobel Prize win in a post on his website, Bob Dylan has now mysteriously removed it again.

Elton John autobiography to be published in 2019

2016-10-13 19:00

Elton John is chronicling his "crazy life" in an autobiography to be published in 2019.

Book about SARS paints damaging view of the media

2016-09-20 20:17

Former SARS official Johann van Loggerenberg suggests in a book released this week that police crime intelligence and state security used the media to discredit him and the revenue service.

Hollywood blockbuster tie-in edition set for crime bestseller

2016-09-11 07:18

The Girl on the Train, by first-time author Paula Hawkins, is the fastest-selling hardback crime thriller debut of all time – and the Sunday Times’ number one bestseller and thriller of the year.

Toys for boys leads to toxic men, book fair told

2016-09-11 06:04

A talk on masculinity at the Open Book Fair in Cape Town drew gasps and cheers when award-winning musician Nakhane Touré dismissed toy guns as “psychotic”.

Calling all budding artists: Lauren Beukes' book needs beasties

2016-07-29 13:09

Award-winning author Lauren Beukes is working on her first children’s book, and children can help design the "beasties" to be included in it.

Book review: Different Class by Joanne Harris

2016-06-30 12:10

The Chocolat author is back with yet another winning novel on her hands.

Book review: Why You Were Taken by J.T Lawrence

2016-06-30 12:05

Set in the near future South Africa this wonderfully written and completely gripping tale of drought-stricken, fertility-problem besieged Johannesburg is frighteningly familiar and horrifyingly realistic.

Book review: Like it Matters by David Cornwell

2016-06-30 11:52

Like it Matters is a hauntingly refreshing story in which your average South African guy next door is faced with a darkness he must banish, and must choose light and work for his own happiness.

Book review: The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

2016-06-30 11:22

Octogenarian neighbours who share a love of disliking each other may find themselves forced to admit that they share common ground.


Bob Dylan book sales soar after Nobel announcement

2016-10-14 12:25

He won his Nobel for writing songs, but Bob Dylan's unexpected honour also is providing a boost for his books.

Bruce Springsteen details his father's demons and depression in new memoir

2016-09-28 15:58

In his much-anticipated memoir, Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen delves into his upbringing and his treatment for depression.

Zayn Malik to publish his diary

2016-09-15 08:52

Zayn Malik, who found superstardom as a teen heartthrob with One Direction before a heated falling out, is publishing an autobiography at age 23.

Debunking SA’s myths

2016-09-11 06:04

This year’s R120 000 City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award has been awarded to Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, a 27-year-old Oxford doctoral candidate, activist and rapper. Charl Blignaut sat down to lunch with him.

Harry Potter's midnight magic draws big crowds at bookshops countrywide

2016-07-31 10:00

Eager Harry Potter fans flocked to bookstores nationwide for the unveiling of the latest book in the magical franchise.

JM Coetzee on Booker Prize list

2016-07-27 15:55

South African novelist JM Coetzee and US Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout are among contenders for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.

Book review: Marriages are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

2016-06-30 12:08

If you’re looking for a book about real love stories, for finding happiness no matter how dire the circumstances, then this one’s for you.

Book review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts

2016-06-30 11:58

An entertaining, if somewhat disturbing crime mystery drama.

Book review: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

2016-06-30 11:31

War veteran Maya Stern has survived active combat, but when violence hits home, who can she trust?

Book review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

2016-06-30 11:11

An incredible follow up to the bestselling novel, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

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