I had a wonderful time travelling to Switzerland and France in September to launch L’Homme au lions (Editions Zoe). I was met by several warm reviews in the Swiss press: Henrietta Rose-Innes crystallises the fears and projections the big cats arouse … if “L’Homme au lion” has a metaphorical character, there are also complex and vivid characters. – Le […]

L’HOMME AU LION – the French edition of Green Lion, from Editions Zoé, translated by the wonderful Elisabeth Gilles – is in bookshops today. Here’s a brief early review by Anne-Sylvie Sprenger, Payot/L’Hebdo (to the best of my and Google Translate’s ability): With a haunting pen, the South African author pulls us into this fable which tries to penetrate the close […]

It’s here: the beautiful new French editions of my novel Green Lion – L’Homme au Lion – from the wonderful Editions Zoe (who published Ninive in 2014). Another immaculate translation from Elisabeth Gilles, and great, fresh cover, featuring an ink drawing by Rembrandt of an actual 17th-century extinct Cape Lion – the same breed as the novel’s elusive […]

  Seeing your book’s cover for the first time can be a fraught moment for an author, but I’ve been really fortunate: I’ve had wonderfully skilled designers working on my books. I’m especially happy about my small but growing collection of Nineveh editions from different corners of the world. Each of these great designs is offbeat, eerie, playful, enigmatic – perfect for a tale of family dysfunction […]