In the run-up to the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, the Sunday Times (SA) has published an extract from Green Lion, and I briefly discuss the “spark” that brought the novel into being. Green Lion was written at a time when I was very preoccupied, because of family circumstances, with ageing, mortality and the attempt to rescue what […]

Green Lion has made it onto the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, the fiction component of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, South Africa’s foremost literary accolade. The shortlist was announced recently at the Franschhoek Literary Festival, and the winner will be announced at an event in Johannesburg on 25 June, 2016. The full list of shortlisted books is: Boy on the Wire by […]

Green Lion is one of 25 novels longlisted for the 2016 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, South Africa’s preeminent fiction award. Worth R100 000 to the winner, it is given each year to recognise “a novel of rare imagination and style, evocative, textured and a tale so compelling as to become an enduring landmark of contemporary fiction”. Last year the […]