It is an increasing problem in countries where people make use of the modern ways of communications. Theft of identity. We hear about victims who lose a lot of money, who get into problems with the police, who feel they have lost control of their life. In this book by the South African writer Damon … Continue reading THE QUARRY

The 2015 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize Shortlist

The names have been called. The names of the books and of the writers of this years shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, with a prize money of  R100 000. Five books and five authors. Here you find the list of books (and covers) and authors. 

secret journeys

I remember watching ‘ A passage to India’ in a cinema in downtown Nairobi. The place was crowded, very crowded. The people behaved as if at a soccermatch. Shouts and cheers and boos and clapping and deep silence and despair and hope. It was visible and audible. When the character Richard Fielding walked out of … Continue reading secret journeys

the shortlist for the 2014/2015

Maybe it is a secret dream of mine to be, one day, shortlisted.  What a happy state I would be in, just to hear my name shortlisted. But I just sit here staring at the screen and see names pass by on another shortlist. This time the list has been made up by the University … Continue reading the shortlist for the 2014/2015

books shortlisted for literary awards

The South African paper Sunday Times has made known the shortlist for this year’s awards. Next month the winners will be announced. There are five books in the fiction section, and five books in the nonfiction department.