Durban author attacked for praising Rushdie

2015-03-22 09:32

A Durban author Zainub Priya Dala was assaulted at knife-point and called “Rushdie’s bitch” after publically praising the British author’s writing style.

Melissa Rivers writes memoir about Joan Rivers

2015-02-12 18:00

Melissa Rivers has found a way to work through her grief for her mother, sparring partner and closest friend, Joan Rivers.

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird to publish second novel

2015-02-04 13:48

Harper Lee is set to publish a new novel written as a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird .

Join Fin24 and Ian Mann for our Best Business Books Breakfast

2015-01-19 11:45

Fin24 has teamed up with ace business book reviewer and author Ian Mann to host a series of high-level business book breakfasts.

Aretha Franklin blasts author of unauthorised biography and calls the book 'trashy'

2014-11-25 16:50

The Queen of Soul says don't waste your money — or soul — on the recently released unauthorised biography about her.

Neil Patrick Harris reveals how he lost his virginity as he launches his new book

2014-10-14 19:00

Neil Patrick Harris admits he was left feeling humiliated when he lost his virginity as the girl just left afterwards and didn't want to date him.

France's Patrick Modiano wins Nobel literature prize

2014-10-09 13:33

Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Lena Dunham reveals she was date raped in her new book

2014-10-02 13:06

Lena Dunham admits she "spent so much time ashamed" after being date raped at university, but found it therapeutic to write about it in her new memoir, Not That Kind of Girl .

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.

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.


Pharrell Williams signs book deal to pen children's books

2015-02-18 19:00

Pharrell Williams has signed a publishing deal to pen four children's books, with the first being inspired by his worldwide hit single Happy .

Could a To Kill a Mockingbird movie adaption be in the works?

2015-02-04 23:00

New Harper Lee book could also mean a To Kill a Mockingbird movie sequel.

Alec Baldwin is writing a tell all memoir!

2015-01-23 20:00

An "unflinchingly honest" Alec Baldwin memoir, titled Nevertheless , is set to be published in 2016.

South Africa's high crime rate inspires novelist

2014-12-29 09:22

Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers.

Author John Grisham apologises for child porn comments

2014-10-17 17:00

US author John Grisham has apologised for comments he made to a British newspaper that not all men who look at child pornography should be sent to prison.

Ed Sheeran lived on the streets of London before he became famous

2014-10-13 22:00

Ed Sheeran slept outside Buckingham Palace before he found fame.

Sinead O'Connor to dish 'sexual dirt' in her memoir which is due in 2016

2014-10-08 21:00

Sinead O'Connor is working on memoir which is due in 2016 and had promised to dish "the sexual dirt" on her ex-partners.

Lena Dunham kicks off her book tour with a bang

2014-10-02 10:48

Warn the children: Lena Dunham has launched a tour for her debut book, Not That Kind of Girl .

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 .

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.

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