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.

Book review: Cold Case Confession by Alex Eliseev

2016-06-30 10:13

For any fan of true South African crime writing, Cold Case is up there with Karyn Maughan’s Love Is War: The Modimolle Monster and the Mandy Weiner/Barry Bateman collaboration, Behind The Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story.

Bruce Springsteen reveals release date for his autobiography

2016-02-13 20:00

Bruce Springsteen is writing his autobiography, Born to Run, which will be released in September.

Google book project 'does not violate copyright law'

2015-10-19 09:14

Google's colossal project transform the world's books into digital format does not violate copyright law, a US appeals court has ruled.

How to write a family memoir

2015-06-25 14:46

HAVE you always wanted to write your story, or the story of your family — where your ancestors came from, who they were, how and why they came here?


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.

Book review: Crooks and Straights by Masha du Toit

2016-06-30 10:49

Set in Cape Town, Crooks & Straights is an impressive novel featuring a plucky heroine who has to navigate a magical landscape dominated by political unrest.

Chrissy Teigen forced to change her phone number after it was accidentally published in her cookbook

2016-02-26 19:00

Chrissy Teigen has had to change her phone number after fans spotted it in her new cookbook.

New Harry Potter book coming soon

2016-02-11 07:08

The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book.

Merrivale woman opens fourth library

2015-09-06 08:33

BETH Drennan, Merrivale resident and retired primary school teacher, is championing an initiative to open libraries for under-resourced schools.

Watson hits the funnybone at TMG

2015-06-25 14:46

SOUTH African writer Jo Watson has been signed by international literary agency Trident Media Group (TMG).

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