Sunday Times 5 Star Review

Broken Monsters got a killer review in The Sunday Times (South Africa) today, along with Sarah Lotz’s The Three and Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon.  Michele Magwood …

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Broken Monsters release dates!

I have a new novel coming out. It’s called Broken Monsters and it’s out July 1st in South Africa, 31st July in the UK and …

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The Spark: Paradise

Greg Lazarus is the pen name of husband-and-wife writing duo Greg Fried and Lisa Lazarus, one part philosopher, one part psychologist/freelancer writer, which leads to …

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Shiny Shiny: 2013 UJ Prize

So, this just happened! The Shining Girls won the prestigious 2013 UJ literary prize. The judges said: “This highly innovative novel blends time travel, serial …

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Cover Story: Broken Monsters

Finally, all three covers for my new novel, Broken Monsters, have been released! I love the radically different treatments and how each designer has interpreted …

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Garden of Dreams

Melissa Siebert is an award-winning journalist who has written about everything from Mississippi Delta blues musicians to diamond smuggling in South Africa and tracking with the …

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The Spark: Refilwe

Zukiswa Wanner’s mother introduces her daughter to friends as “My daughter, Zukiswa Wanner, THE WRITER.”  It’s this sort of support and groupie attitude, she says, that …

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Short-listed for The Sunday Times Fiction Prize

I’m very excited that The Shining Girls has been short-listed for the 2014 Sunday Times Fiction Prize, which goes to “a novel  of rare imagination and …

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The Spark: The Unsaid

Richard de Nooy writes strange and beautiful novels, like literary puzzle boxes. He’s based in Amsterdam but he grew up in Johannesburg and draws on …

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Email scammers and game theory

Emails scams are a big part of Zoo City. My protagonist, Zinzi December specializes in writing very credible scam emails – but a study by Cormac …

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