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Archive | Books

An Interview with Peter James

Brighton-born Peter James is an international best-selling crime thriller novelist published in 33 languages, screen writer and producer.  He divides his time between London and Sussex.  Exclusives‘ Graeme Shackleford spoke to him about his life and work.   EB: For our readers not familiar with your work, could you tell us a little about yourself? Peter: I’m an […]

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An Interview with Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ series for children and the multi-award-winning ‘Tres Navarre’ mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint […]

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An interview with Annica Foxcroft

Annica Foxcroft was born in colonial Durban, lived for a few years in the Transvaal countryside, and since then has lived and worked in the melting pot of Johannesburg. Along the way she has seen South Africa in various guises.  She is the author of the best-selling books ‘There Are Ants in My Sugar‘ and […]

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‘n Onderhoud met Annelie Botes

Eerstens, baie dankie dat jy ingestem het vir ‘n onderhoud. Dit is regtig ‘n eer dat jy tyd kon afstaan in jou besige skedule om met ons te gesels. Ek is seker ons lesers waardeer dit verskriklik baie! EB: Annelie Botes is al vir jare ‘n huishoudelike naam in Suid-Afrika. Kan jy ons dalk meer […]

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Finalists of National Book Award 2011 Announced!

The Tiger's Wife

The finalists for the four categories in the National Book Award have just been announced! In the fiction category we see the 2011 Orange Prize winner The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht, a likely winner for this prestigious award. In the Poetry category we see the familiar Adrienne Rich, one of America’s foremost feminist poets, with her collection […]

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Charlaine Harris and Stieg Larsson estate announce new graphic novels

dead until dark

Best known for her Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris has just announced a deal with Ace Books to create a graphic novel trilogy called Cemetery Girl.  Cemetery Girl is a paranormal/fantasy mystery novel about a teenage girl with amnesia living alone in a cemetery. It is Harris’ first effort at creating an original graphic novel […]

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Ellis Peter Shortlist Announced!

Somme Stations

All crime novel fans, the next five books for you to read have just been announced with the Ellis Peter shortlist! Selected by the Crime Writer’s Association, these are the forerunners in the huge historical crime thriller market. The award is sponsored by the Estate of Ellis Peters, Headline Book Publishing Company and Little, Brown […]

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Dalai Lama Cancels Tutu Birthday Visit Over Visa Problem

The furore continues to rage over the Dalai Lama’s non-visit to South Africa; here’s the latest on the “Dalai Drama”: Anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu had invited the Tibetan spiritual leader, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner, to give an inaugural peace lecture as part of celebrations for Tutu’s 80th birthday on Friday. Complete article: Times […]

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An Interview with Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is a writer from Brooklyn, New York.  Her first book, an urban fantasy novel for young adults centering on the adventures of the demon-fighting Nephilim (also called Shadowhunters), ‘City of Bones’, was published in 2007 by Simon and Schuster. It has since been followed by ‘City of Ashes’ and ‘City of Glass’. EB:  […]

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