If I wake up at an early hour


What is your idea about the work of a writer? Not the product at the end of a long process, but his day to day work. Will the writer wake up early and sit at the desk, after a frugal breakfast? Will the writer reach his goal of two thousand words a day? Or 50 … Continue reading If I wake up at an early hour

My camera is like


The writer Teju Cole is much than a writer, he is an art historian, he is a photographer. He cannot be boxed in. In this article he tells about his relationship with his camera. He has recently published a book of photographs. On his Instagram account we have been able to see his work with … Continue reading My camera is like

One-textbook directive


The world of books is a lucrative world, to be more precise the world of educational books. When a writer and publisher get a certain book through the doors of the Education Building the orders will roll in. So to get your books into the classroom is very important.  The Kenya Secretary of Education has … Continue reading One-textbook directive

Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa


Librarians have decided to give a literary prize to a writer who now wants to us the money to build a library at one of the places he lives. The Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa has been awarded the International Dublin Literary Award. The money that travels with the Award is €100,000. This is a … Continue reading Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa

DIE VROU IN DIE BLOU MANTEL


He did it again! Deon Meyer wrote another captivating book, shorter that his other works. Let me explain why this one is sooo much shorter. This book has been published as a give away during the weeks of thrillers The Netherlands. Every year there are some weeks with special attention to thrillers. One writer is … Continue reading DIE VROU IN DIE BLOU MANTEL

Down memory lane as Prof Magoha


One of the most enjoyable forms of literature, according to me, is the biography. I love to read a good, critical, comprehensive, biography. It shows a person in its context. A new biography has been published. This time the subject is George Magoha. He has had a long career in the academic world. He has … Continue reading Down memory lane as Prof Magoha