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Author Archive | Cerys

Marina and the Diamonds

I first heard of Marina Diamandis from a friend who waxed lyrical about this young Welsh woman who looks like a young Catherine Zeta Jones. A passing reference to Tori Amos was made, and I do remember raising an eyebrow ever so slightly on hearing that.  I’m afraid I’m one of Those Fans – someone […]

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29 Gifts by Camilla Walker

When 29 Gifts landed on my desk for review I was not the most excited person. I am not much of an MBS (Mind, Body, Spirit) reader but I thought to myself I should at least give it a chance. It is a story about Cami Walker (author) who, at 33, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis – […]

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An Interview with Jon Ronson

Exclus1ves’ Lood du Plessis had the opportunity to catch up with Jon Ronson, journalist, documentary filmmaker and author of The Men Who Stare at Goats. Exclus1ves: First of all, thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview with us. For our readers who are not familiar with you, could you describe yourself in […]

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An Interview with Alistair Morgan

Brendan Jack, “TV & film writer, producer, performer, voice-over artist, director, nichmarketer, podcast host, courier to the stars, and occasional human,” recently spoke to local author Alistair Morgan, and has kindly given us permission to post the podcast on Exclus1ves.co.za. Listen to the podcast HERE. Alistair Morgan was born in Johannesburg in 1971. He lives […]

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An Interview with Diana Cooper

Popular angel author, teacher and healer Diana Cooper took some time out of her busy schedule to take part in an email interview with Exclus1ves’ Graeme Shackleford, ahead of her trip to South Africa in May 2010.  On three dates between 15-22 May, Diana will will share why 2012 is so important and the awesome […]

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An Interview with Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now lives in Canada. His bestselling, critically acclaimed ‘Inspector Banks’ series has won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe. Exclus1ve’s Graeme Shackleford met up with Peter when he was in South Africa last year to promote his latest book, The Price of Love, a […]

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An Interview with Patrick Holford

Good day and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview. EB: For our readers who are not familiar with Patrick Holford as an author, can you tell us more about yourself? PH: The Dalai Lama once said that every human being has two fundamental desires: to be happy […]

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An Interview with Ndumiso Ngcobo

A former high school teacher, Ndumiso Ngcobo has penned two best-selling collections of sharp, satirical essays on contemporary South African issues, ‘Some of My Best Friends are White’ and ‘Is It Coz I’m Black?’, both published by Two Dogs.  This urban Zulu spear-chugger is a regular blogger on ‘Thought Leader’.  His blog can be found […]

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Simphiwe Dana’s Kulture Noir

Simphiwe Dana’s Kulture Noir is one of the handful of albums I just couldn’t wait to be released this year. Simphiwe’s debut album Zandisile was hailed an instant classic, and the follow up One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street garnered further accolades. She is a four-times SAMA winner and a nominee in the Metro FM awards and the BBC Radio […]

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Tori Amos’ Midwinter Graces

Midwinter Graces is the first seasonal album of classic carols and original songs from Tori Amos. For thousands of years, human beings have celebrated the return of the sun at this time at the solstice. Admittedly, the largest numbers of these celebrations occurred in the northern hemisphere, and have continued in the form of Christmas and […]

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