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Archive | Books

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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Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

About the Book: Set in a Johannesburg not unlike our own, the novel features Zinzi December, an underclass tough-chick with a witty mouth, a sloth on her back who pulls 419 scams for a living. She also occasionally finds lost things, for a fee of course. When she is hired to do her least favourite […]

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The Malema Dilemma

Attend the show and read the book. Forde, the author of An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the ‘New’ ANC, will be in conversation with Ronnie Kasrils, winner of the 2011 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for The Unlikely Secret Agent. Tickets cost R50 per person, a complimentary glass of wine and a cheese and […]

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An Interview with Ronnie Apteker

Ronnie Apteker is a successful businessman, a writer, and many many other things as well. Exclus1ves’ Julie Wood recently conducted an email interview with him, to find out a little more about the man behind Funny Business: The Secrets of an Accidental Entrepreneur. EB: Would you mind just telling our readers a little about yourself, […]

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An Interview with Julie Anne Edwards

Rhodesian-born Julie Anne Edwards, founder of the Hoyoko Wildlife Trust, has been actively involved in the conservation of wildlife for the past 25 years. Her book Hoyoko tells the story of how in 1987 she and a colleague set off riding bicycles across Africa, from Glasgow, Scotland to Zimbabwe. This was to help save the […]

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The Gates

From the pen of Irish crime thriller writer John Connolly comes ‘The Gates’, a book billed as “A strange novel for strange young people” – and the subtitle tell us just why this delightful story is “strange”: ‘Of Hell Are About To Open.  Mind The Gap.’ ‘The Gates’ is, I understand, a slight departure from […]

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An Interview with Roger Smith

Roger Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Cape Town. Before turning to a life of crime, he was a screenwriter, producer and director. His debut thriller, Mixed Blood, was published in the U.S. and Germany in 2009. It won the Deutschen Krimi Preis 2010 in Germany and has been nominated […]

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A JACKast Interview with Lauren Beukes

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 Lauren Beukes, and has kindly shared the podcast with us. Listen to the podcast HERE. Lauren Beukes is a writer, TV scriptwriter and recovering journalist (although she occasionally falls […]

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Justin Bonello’s Cooked in Africa

Justin Bonello is the host of Cooked – the popular cooking adventure show, broadcast by BBC Lifestyle on DSTV. Justin comes across as a seriously down-to-earth kind of guy who loves to cook outdoors, for friends, using the best produce this country can offer. And he is proudly South African – I think this is one of […]

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An Interview with Paula de Carvalho

Exclusives’ Julie Wood recently conducted an email interview with South African author Paula de Carvalho, to find out a little more about her and her book, Playing with Fire. The interview went as follows: EB: You had your first book, Playing with Fire, published in 2009, so are still relatively new to the writing scene. […]

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