deux francais dans la sélection

The news about the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize has reached the shores of France. Immediately the French raised two French-speaking (and writing) authors on their shield to show them to the world.  One of them is from the Congo, with the capital city Brazzaville. His name is Alain Mabanckou. He has left … Continue reading deux francais dans la sélection

the man booker international prize 2015

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 has made known the list of nominees for the 2015 prize. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2005. The award is given for the oeuvre of a writer who writes in English or whose works have been translated into English.  The winner gets a trophy and £60.000. … Continue reading the man booker international prize 2015

pg du plessis: ‘tachtig is nie so

He has reached the age of eighty (1934 – ) and talks to a journalist of an Afrikaner-language newspaper. His life has been a life of words and books and moving pictures. He makes clear how he wants to be addressed. His name is Pieter Georg du Plessis, but I am not sure I am allowed … Continue reading pg du plessis: ‘tachtig is nie so