Category Archives: Authors

Featured Author: J.K. Rowling – Writer for All Ages

What makes J.K Rowling so special? She’s not the best writer in the world (she’s not), and the idea for Harry Potter is hardly original (Anthony Horowitz covered magical school in Groosham Grange in 1988). The thing that makes her so special is her ability to tell a ripping story. Storytelling is a gift, and […]

 
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News, Events and Anticipated New Releases

Sales Big news in South Africa’s book world is the sale of major book chain Exclusive Books and national text book provider Van Schaik Bookstores. According to Business Report, the two chains now largely belong to a consortium that is led by Medu Capital. The consortium bought out Times Media Group to the tune of […]

 
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Featured Author: David Mitchell – Sensory Powerhouse

David Mitchell has received a lot of international public attention lately, thanks to the film adaptation of his novel Cloud Atlas. The film starred Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, and Hugo Weaving. With so many big names attached to the project, how could the author escape interest? Those in the literary world, however, have […]

 
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Featured Author: Dan Simmons – Cross-Genre Master

Dan Simmons has been a published novelist since 1985. His first novel, Song of Kali, went on to win the World Fantasy Award in 1986. It was the first of many, many awards. In his early years, Simmons was – fairly – compared to Stephen King. His novel Summer of Night (published in 1991), in […]

 
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