Hierdie is die LitNet-argief (2006–2012)
This is the LitNet archive (2006–2012)
Find something to wish for at Exclusive Books this Christmas
The Exclusive Books Wish List for Christmas 2011 is now in stores nationwide and is being celebrated in style with a whimsical Victorian Circus theme guaranteed to delight. This year sees the fabulous list of 58 bestsellers and value titles being supplemented by intelligent toy ranges such as Melissa & Doug, classic family board games, stylish interior décor items, Moleskins in an array of colours, high end stationery including the adorable Gruffalo range, and gorgeous gift wrapping. Christmas...
Book launch: David Kramer – A Biography
Book launch: David Kramer – A Biography
Book launch: The South African Letters of Thomas Pringle
Book launch: The South African Letters of Thomas Pringle Boekhuis Bookshop, Cnr. Lothbury Avenue and Fawley streets, Auckland Park (plenty free parking available) Wednesday 16 November: 18h00 for 18h30 RSVP: by Tues. 15 Nov on 011 482 3609 or Boekehuis@boekehuis.co.za Boekhuis Bookshop & theVan Riebeeck Society invite you to a Book Launch and Discussion of the Society’s latest publication, The South African Letters of Thomas Pringle. Randolph Vigne, the editor of this collection, will...
Book launch: The Last Sushi by Zapiro
Untitled Document Book launch: The Last Sushi by Zapiro Hyde Park Corner – 15 Nov 2011 Join us as Zapiro presents his cartoons and discusses Secrecy Bills, Showerheads and What Happened to Free Speech Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2011 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Venue: Exclusive Books Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org "Zapiro’s willingness to step into controversy and call out the deficiencies in South Africa’s new democracy make him possibly the most important...
Book launch: Diesel & Dust by Obie Oberholzer
Untitled Document Book launch: Diesel & Dust by Obie Oberholzer Sasol Art Museum, StellenboschDate: Thursday, 1 December 2011 Time: 18:30 for 19:00 Venue: Sasol Art Museum Stellenbosch University 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch RSVP: email@example.com or 011 628 3200 Obie will give a slideshow presentation about Diesel & Dust The Book Lounge, Cape TownDate: Tuesday, 29 November 2011 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Venue: The Book Lounge 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org...
Book launch: Zapiro's 16th Annual The Last Sushi
Fiona Ford and Professor Sibs Moodley-Moore in conversation around An Inconvenient Youth
Book Launch: Sir David de Villiers Graaff
Book launch: The Unexploded Boer by Eric Rautenbach
Untitled Document The Unexploded Boer Erich Rautenbach Publisher: Zebra Press Price: R190 ISBN: 978177022165 9 Format : 230 x 150 mm Extent: 256 pp. Binding: Trade paperback Imprint: Zebra Press Classification : Memoir BIC code: BGA When: Wednesday 2nd November Time: 5.30 for 6pm Where: The Bay Bookshop Cape Quarter, 126 The Square - Level One, 27 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town. Refreshments will be served. Off-street parking available in the Cape Quarter (entrance...
Book launch: An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the New ANC by Fiona Forde
Title: An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the New ANC Author: Fiona Forde Publisher: Picador Africa ISBN: 9781770101975 Price: R88.95 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Book launch: An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the New ANC by Fiona Forde Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay Friday 28 October: 18h30 for 19h00 Fiona Forde will be in conversation with John Maytham at a not-to-missed event at Kalk Bay Books. Insightful, thorough and balanced, An Inconvenient Youth...
Book launch: Snake by Tracey Farren
Title: Snake Author: Tracey Farren Publisher: Modjaji Books ISBN: 9781920397388 Price: R162.95 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. Book launch: Snake by Tracey Farren Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay Thursday 27 October: 18h00 for 18h30 After being short-listed for a Sunday Times Fiction Award for her first novel, Whiplash, Tracey Farren has now published her second novel, Snake. We look forward to introducing you to the book and the author at Kalk Bay Books, when Tracey will...
Book Launch: Bad Sex
Boekehuis Bookshop & Umuzi Publishers have the pleasure to invite you to the launch and discussion of Bad Sex, a novel by Leon de Kock. Libby Meintjes and Michael Titlestad, both from the School of Language and Literature Studies at Wits, will be in conversation with Leon about his novel Where: Boekehuis Bookshop Cnr Lothbury and Fawley Streets, Auckland Park Date: Saturday 10 September 2011, 12:00 for 12:30 RSVP by 8/09: 011 482 3609 or Boekehuis@boekehuis.co.za Extract from Bad Sex...
Launch of Denis Hirson’s The Dancing and the Death of Lemon Street
Boekehuis Bookshop and Jacana Media cordially invite you to the launch of Denis Hirson’s novel The Dancing and the Death of Lemon Street as well as the launch of his essay on South African writing, “Worlds in One Country – a brief survey of South African writing from the 19th century to 1994”. Hirson will be introduced by writer and poet, Chris van Wyk. Where: Boekehuis Bookshop (Corner of Lothbury and Fawley Streets, Auckland Park) Date: Wednesday 7 September 2011 Time:...
Thousands of New Research Resources Available in Cape Town’s Public Libraries
Untitled Document Library-users throughout the City of Cape Town will have free and unlimited access to world-leading educational resources from Encyclopædia Britannica, through a new initiative launched today. The Library & Information Services Department of the City of Cape Town has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with the world-renowned encyclopaedia to provide its trusted digital content for free, to 101 libraries throughout the City, via Jacklin Enterprises. Library...
Former Minister of Intelligence, Ronnie Kasrils, and upcoming young novelist, Sifiso Mzobe, honoured with Sunday Times Literary Awards
Winning authors Sifiso Mzobe (left) and Ronnie Kasrils (right)Photo: Kevin Sutherland (Sunday Times)JOHANNESBURG, June 26, 2011 – Former Minister of Intelligence, Ronnie Kasrils, and upcoming young novelist, Sifiso Mzobe, last night emerged as the country’s new Sunday Times Literary Award winners and both authors received R75 000 for their wins. South Africa’s literary giants celebrated the announcement of the Awards at the stylish Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Ronnie...
Royal Blue: M-Net Literary Awards 2011
Imke van Heerden - 2011-06-20
The winners of the 2011 M-Net Literary Awards were announced at a glamorous event at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday, 18 June 2011. In the 20th commemorative year of this prestigious South African book prize, veteran authors swept the boards in the main language categories, while a first-time novelist scooped top honours with a charming story in the competition's fledgling film category. The M-Net Literary Awards invites entries in all eleven official South African languages. This...
M-Net Literary Awards shortlists: Diverse novels compete for top honours in 20th year of coveted book prize
• Kortlys-fokus: Kategorie Afrikaans• Shortlist spotlight: Category English M-Net has announced the shortlists for the 2011 M-Net Literary Awards, the prestigious book prize which is celebrating 20 years of honouring outstanding story-telling by South African authors this year. Ninety-five novels, published between January and December 2010, were submitted for consideration in the different categories, but from the many gems, the judges selected only the most sparkling jewels. The M-Net...
Shortlists for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award and Fiction Prize announced
South Africa ’s literary greats and book lovers alike all gathered in Franschhoek this weekend for the shortlist announcement of the country’s pre-eminent literary accolade, the Sunday Times Literary Awards. The short listing event, hosted at Le Quartier Francais restaurant, saw ten of South Africa’s books earmarked as finalists for the 2011 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, celebrating its 22 nd year, and the Fiction Prize, its 11 th year. The shortlisted books for...
Book Launch: 30 Nights in Amsterdam at Kalk Bay Books
Etienne van Heerden to talk about 30 Nights in Amsterdam in Pretoria
WritersSpeak is pleased to host Etienne van Heerden to talk about his latest book, 30 Nights in Amsterdam. ABOUT THE BOOK 30 Nights in Amsterdam (translated from the Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns) follows Henk Andreas de Melker, a lowly museum assistant from a small town in the Eastern Cape who is unexpectedly informed that he is the sole beneficiary of his late, long-lost Aunt Zan’s estate. He must travel to Amsterdam, where his beautiful but eccentric aunt had spent her final years, to acquire...
The English Academy of Southern Africa shortlists two Penguin authors
The English Academy of Southern Africa has released the shortlisted names for two of its annual literary awards – this time for the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for Youth Literature and the Thomas Pringle Award for a Short Story. Penguin Books SA is delighted to announce that Andy Petersen, author of Daniel Fox and the Jester’s Legacy, and Stephen Watson, author of the short stories ‘Buiten Street’ and ‘Hannah Hunter Watson,’ are in contention for the respective prestigious...
Naomi se som-vraag
JAC - 2010-11-19
South African Literary Awards
The National Arts Council (NAC) takes pride of place in a historical and sustainable partnership with the South African Literary Awards (SALA), as the latter celebrates the 5th anniversary of positive growth and maturity. Since its inception in 2005, SALA has played a significant role to encourage and motivate writers to raise the bar in our literary endeavours. To date SALA has proudly honoured fifty six (56) authors. These are men and women, black and white, young and old who have dedicated...
Shortlists for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award and the Fiction Prize
Nadia de Kock - 2010-06-07
Books on the shortlist for the Sunday Times’s Alan Paton Award and the Fiction Prize were announced on 3 June during a stylish ceremony at the exquisite Shepstone Gardens in Mountain View, Johannesburg. The Alan Paton Award is celebrating its 21st year, and the Fiction Prize its tenth. The chairman of this year’s Alan Paton Award judging panel is Ari Sitas, a published poet, dramatist and senior professor in sociology at the University of Cape Town. The mandate is to look for the sustained...
Zukiswa Wanners: Men of the South
Kilimanjaro on My Lap
Kalk Bay Books & Dakini invite you to the launch of Kilimanjaro on My Lap a collection of poems by Epiphanie Mukasano EPIPHANIE MUKASANO is originally from Rwanda where she used to be a teacher. She has a Master's degree in English Literature and now lives as a refugee in Cape town with her husband and children. Her poems have been published in Living on the Fence (2007), and she contributed a story to the collection of birth stories Just Keep Breathing, published by...
DEBORAH STEINMAIR is Off-the-Wall @ A TOUCH OF MADNESS on Monday 3rd May at 8pm
Invitation: Red List of South African Plants
WITS Arts and Literature Experience sets the stage for 2010!!!!
WALE gives arts the edge with jam-packed 2010 programme:It's just under two months until the 2010 Wits Arts and Literature Experience gets underway - and already the programme is set to make good on WALE's promise to deliver "arts on the edge".Now in its third year, WALE takes place from April 21st to 24th at various venues on the Wits campus which is situated in the heart of Johannesburg's burgeoning Braamfontein precinct.For the first time in its three year history, WALE 2010...
Evita's KOSSIE SIKELELA
Last discussion of the year with Jacob Dlamini and Maggie Davey at Boekehuis
BOEKEHUIS & Jacana Media invite you to the last discussion of the year with Jacob Dlamini, author of a memoir, Native Nostalgia & Maggie Davey, Publisher, writer and a WISER Fellow at Wits University from 2010, about what it means for black South Africans to remember their lives under apartheid with fondness. Where: BOEKEHUIS, Cnr. Lothbury and Fawley streets, Auckland Park When: Saturday 12 December 2009, at 12:30 RSVP: by Thurs 10/12 on 011 482 3609 or email@example.com...
Saturday Voices at BOEKEHUIS: 28 November
BOEKEHUIS & Wits University Press invite you to a conversation with Raymond Suttner & David Everatt, author of The Origins of Non-Racialism White opposition to apartheid in the 1950s. How did an African nationalist liberation movement resisting apartheid open its doors to other races and whites in particular, after decades of suppression by a white government? At what cost to itself? And what did non-racialism mean? Despite our progress since the apartheid years, isn’t...
Exclusive Books IBBY SA Awards shortlist announced
Leading national bookseller Exclusive Books has announced its shortlist of four books for the second Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award, which recognises the best South African children’s book writers and illustrators. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday, 23 November, 2008, at The Vineyard hotel in Cape Town. The bi-annual Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award is endorsed by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a non-profit organisation which represents...
Exclusive Books prepares to launch “The List 2009”
The most riveting, langverwagte, visionary, superbly penned, audacious, eye-popping genius-infused selection of books is about to hit our shelves, because the countdown has begun to the official announcement on 23 October, of the Exclusive Books bumper selection of 68 of the best books to give or get this festive season. The List offers the choice books of 2009 in one place. Lovingly compiled by the Exclusive Books managers, this selection is something bibliophiles can look forward to –...
The Help picks up coveted Boeke Award
Kathryn Stockett’s novel, The Help, swept the boards at the 2009 Exclusive Books Boeke Prize Awards, held at a glamorous lunch for bibliophiles at Pomodoro in the new Morningside Shopping Centre on Tuesday 6 October 2009. The awards were the culmination of a six week competition in which top book reviewers and Exclusive Books Fanatics members were asked to read the following six shortlisted titles and to then vote for their favourite reads: The Help, Kathryn Stockett (Penguin, R200)...
Writers Write until 2010
The best course for anyone who wants to write a book, or improve their writing skills, is Writers Write. It will teach you to write the best you can. It's creative, inspiring and educational. You will be motivated and confident after you have completed the programme. Please see dates below. October 10: Writers Write In Cape Town & Johannesburg (4 Saturday Mornings) 12 – 15: Writers Write in Cape Town (4 Weekday Mornings) 26 – 29: Writers Write in Johannesburg (4 Weekday...
M-Net Literary Awards 2009: Winners in conversation at the Cape Town Book Fair - 14 June
Damon Galgut wins 2008 UJ Prize for Creative Writing
Damon Galgut has won the 2008 University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing for The Impostor.In 2006, the University of Johannesburg instituted two prizes for Creative Writing in English:• The UJ Prize for the best creative work in English• The UJ Prize for the best creative debut work in English.The value of the 2008 prize for best creative work in English is R60 000. The UJ Prize is awarded to the writer of the best original creative work in English published in the previous calendar...
SATURDAY VOICES 16 May: Architect Clive Chipkin will talk about his new book on Johannesburg architecture - Johannesburg transition
50th Exclusive Books Store hosts 2009 Homebru List Celebration
Proving, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Click here for the 2009 Homebru List The delicious Exclusive Books annual Homebru list has been released and amongst the dark clouds of recession is a silver lining of great South African titles. The proudly South African list of 30 Homebru titles showcases trends and issues in our society and moreover represents our resilience in stormy weather. “In these tough economic times, Exclusive Books relishes the opportunity to pay homage...
Book Launch of Steve Farrah
The Impostor shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2009
Kwela shines on Commonwealth Writers' Prize Short-list
Complete list of Franschhoek Literary Festival speakers
Alexandra Fuller: Zimbabwean writer now living in Wyoming. (Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Scribbling the Cat, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant)Alex Smith: Cape Town based writer of travel books (Algeria's Way, Drinking From the Dragon's Well) André Brink: leading South African novelist (recent memoir: A Fork in the Road / 'n Vurk in die pad)Andrew Brown: Cape Town advocate, novelist and police reservist (Coldsleep Lullabye, Street Blues)Aryan Kaganof: Cape Town novelist...
Five fiction authors selected as finalists for $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature
New York, NY - The Jewish Book Council, administrator of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, is pleased to announce the selection of five finalists for the prestigious Sami Rohr Prize. This year, the $100,000 prize will be awarded to an emerging writer of fiction. This is the largest prize of its kind in the Jewish literary world, and one of the largest literary prizes worldwide. In 2006, in celebration of Sami Rohr's 80th birthday, his children and grandchildren inaugurated the Sami...
Meet Ryk Neethling this Thursday 12th February 2009
Date: 12 February 2009Time: 18:30 for 19:00 Venue: The Local GrillCost: R330, 00 includes 3-course dinner, Talk, Q & A's RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org The story of Ryk Neethling is much more than that of a triumphant sportsman. It is the inspiring tale of a fiercely determined boy from Bloemfontein who overcame great odds to reach Olympic glory and become the hero of a nation. About the Author: Clinton van der BergClinton van der Berg has held various positions in South African newspapers and...
Who wants to be a ghost writer?
Meet swimming legend, Ryk Neethling, who told his story to sportswriter Clinton van der Berg. The result is the bestselling book, Ryk Neethling: Chasing the Dream.The story of Ryk Neethling is much more than the story of a triumphant sportsman. It is the story of a fiercely determined swimmer from Bloemfontein who overcame great odds - a near-drowning, social awkwardness and family tragedy - to become an Olympic champion.Meet Ryk and Clinton and get a signed copy of this must-have biography. Date:...
The Winelands village of Franschhoek opens its doors again for a third celebration of books and writers
If you crave a good book, or would like to listen to authors, poets, readers and publishers talking about their lives and work and passions and debating issues, then visit the third Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) which will be held from 15 - 17 May 2009. This lively event in the Winelands village of Franschhoek has become an important part of the arts and literary calendar in South Africa and is supported by local and international book people.The FLF was started in 2007 as a festival run along...
The Big Issue summer holiday edition on the streets for Christmas
Katja Hamilton - 2008-12-15
The Big Issue is getting into the festive spirit with its annual bumper Summer Holiday edition.On sale from 12 December to 23 January, the bumper edition will sport68 pages-up from its regular 48-page read-with an increased print run of 17 000 copies.And you get all this for just R14-no increase on the cover price. The bumper edition is a great gift, with the added bonus that half the money goes directly into the pocket of your Big Issue vendor-sharing the gift of giving.The Summer Holiday edition...