‘Book Bites’ for Wednesday 17th May 2017

In Mexico City with Lucia Duero - One of my favourite translated literature websites is Words Without Borders, and one of my favourite features is their 'The City and the Writer' series, in which they interview writers about the city which they … [Read more...]

Judges announce 2012 Caine Prize shortlist

Announced yesterday by Vice President of the Prize, Ben Okri OBE, was the shortlist for this year's Caine Prize. Awarded to a short story written by an African and published in English, this year's shortlist of five was drawn from a selection of 122 … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Tsotsi Time!

Tsotsi Time!, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. For today's Daily Bookshot, it's a timely snap of the next title I'm tackling in my never-decreasing reading pile - Athol Fugard's Tsotsi (Canongate). I'll say more about it in my … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou

I seem to be on a bit of a roll lately when it comes to reading authors I’ve never read before, especially those in translation (Ammaniti's The Crossroads, Alvetegen’s Shadow, Prichard’s One Moonlit Night and Enquist’s a Leap to name but five), and … [Read more...]