Cool! Thanks BookBlast limited writing agency for putting Green Lion on this great list of cold-weather reads. Another kind of moral responsibility to that which we are used to receiving from South African writers, namely that of understanding how we engage with the creatures who share our planet. Read the full round-up here.
A nice, unexpected little Nineveh review on the blog Everywhere but Nowhere: The writing in Nineveh is hypnotic, the way the author crafts her words to bring the setting and characters to life is fantastic. The way she builds up the detail, describing everything as if she was painting a picture, precise and with layers, it was […]
Well! I’m delighted to see Nineveh on So New | Necessary Fiction‘s excellent, eclectic end-of-year reading list – pleasingly thrown into the mix with some wonderful books that “show the scale of a life in the sweep of the wilder world.” Read the full list here.
Back in 2011, I contributed to Louis Greenberg’s anthology, Home Away: 24 hours, 24 cities, now an out-of-print gem of South African writing. My hour was melancholy 5pm, of course; and my city was the ancient ruined Peruvian city of Chan Chan. You can read my short meditation on the city here: Chan-Chan-at-close-of-day-2. (I’m also particularly fond of […]
Look! Amazing line-up of African writers for Berlin’s new InterKontinental Book Festival, 26-28 April 2018. delighted to be joining Niq Mhlongo, Zukiswa Wanner, Pumla Dineo Gqola and many other friends. The theme is “Writing in Migration”, it’s curated by German-Nigerian author Olumide Popoola, and it’s Berlin’s first dedicated African writing festival. Berlin friends – I’ll also be in conversation […]
It’s a great honour and pleasure to be part of The Caine Prize for African Writing judging panel next year, alongside these wonderful writers and thinkers. Really looking forward to reading a new crop of brilliant stories.
I’m really happy to be in this month’s Johannesburg Review of Books, the brilliant December fiction issue. They’ve scored some wonderful writers and I’m proud to be included. I’m also so pleased to have the opportunity to share this Twitter project, which is a new departure for me. Begin again. This morning, fires in the […]
Thank you to Lauri Kuibitsile for this very kind Green Lion review. My first from Botswana! Truth, human truth, even this difficult, should be the goal of every novelist. Making it pretty for the reader is a trick most readers will resent. Rose-Innes never stoops to that. Green Lion is a commentary on the complex […]
I’m very happy to be back this weekend at Akademie Schloss Solitude, where I was a literature fellow in 2007/8, taking part in a symposium on “Biographies and the Production of Places”. Looking forward particularly to Ivan Vladislavic’s keynote address later this evening.
I’m very pleased to be included in an expansive survey of Cape Town-based spec-fic – Cape Town: The Writers – alongside Diane Awerbuck, Lauren Beukes, Imraan Coovadia, Panashe Chigumadzi, Mandisi Nkomo, Mia Arderne, Ziphozakhe Hlobo, Nicholas Ernest, Toby Bennett, Zinaid Meeran Novelist & others. Part of the outstanding series, 100 African writers of SFF by Geoff Ryman […]