What I read for Amanda Palmer

  Amanda Palmer recently played gigs in Cape Town and Johannesburg and asked me up, as she does with crazy generosity, to be one of her guest artists. I read a piece originally commissioned for legendary South African photographer Jodi Bieber‘s photo book, Real Beauty, and later reprinted in my collection, Slipping: Short Stories, Essays and […]

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Survivors’ Club #1

As part of our recent US tour, Dale Halvorsen (aka Joey Hi-Fi) and I went on Geek and Sundry’s comics talk show, The Pull, to talk about our original horror comic, Survivors’ Club with art by Ryan Kelly, colors by Eva de la Cruz, lettering by Clem Robinson and covers by legend Bill Sienkiewicz. It […]

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Perfect Joburg Experience

It was the perfect Joburg experience: afternoon thunderstorms with hail and lightning, followed by a rainbow arcing over Auckland Park, going to claim a prestigious literary prize (my first ever South African award), The University of Johannesburg Prize, with my brilliant editor, Helen Moffett as my date, lovely people passionate about local lit, powerful, moving […]

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Broken Monsters debut at the Book Lounge

        The Book Lounge in Cape Town is one of favourite places in the world and, not uncoincidentally, my homeground indie bookstore. I’ve debuted all my novels there since Moxyland and what I love about them is that they’re not only open to my weird ideas to do an unconventional launch, they […]

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Slipnet Interview

Wamuwi Mbao interviewed me for literary website, Slipnet, talking about cranky authors, issue fatigue, using Twitter an an all-access pass to interesting people, inspiring SA literature, reading bad reviews with good grace (you might also like Sarah Lotz’s essay on hatchet jobs), and that time I fan-girled all over David Simon. Read the full interview: (pic […]

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