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 […]