All posts tagged fiction

Damon Galgut

Novel Questions

Damon Galgut discusses the weird compulsion of writing fiction

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Belief in the law

CHRISTINE EMMETT reviews The Children Act, the precise and elegant — but ultimately unsatisfying — new novel by Ian McEwan.

Fiona Leonard - Photo by Nyani Quarmyne

EXTRACT: The Chicken Thief

An extract from Fiona Leonard’s new novel.

The death of Summer

FICTION: The death of Summer

A holiday proves hard to forget in this new short story by Jana van Niekerk.

Geoff Dyer - Photo by Jason Oddy

Geoff in Joburg: an interview with Mr Dyer

In a wide-ranging interview, Geoff Dyer tells SIMON VAN SCHALKWYK about language, writing and a sense of place.

Strange Pilgrimages by Achmat Dangor

Sobering tales of refuge

LARA BUXBAUM finds a celebration of the ordinary in Strange Pilgrimages, a collection of short stories by Achmat Dangor.

Ivan Vladislavic

Building with words

CHRISTINE EMMETT chats to acclaimed writer and editor Ivan Vladislavić about his passionate and painstaking approach to constructing fiction.

Tenth of December by George Saunders

A weirdly beautiful world

LARA BUXBAUM is gobsmacked by the brilliance of George Saunders’s new short story collection, the Folio Prize-winning Tenth of December.