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Author Profile: Rian Malan

History . Rian Malan (born 1954 in Johannesburg) is an author, journalist, documentarian and songwriter. He first rose to prominence as the author of the memoir My Traitor’s Heart, which, like the bulk of his work, deals with South African society in a historical and contemporary perspective and focuses on racial relations. Malan grew up […]

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American Author Gore Vidal Dies aged 86

From Timeslive: “Vidal died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications of pneumonia,” the Los Angeles Times said, quoting the author’s nephew Burr Steers. Vidal’s literary legacy includes a series of historical novels — “Burr,” ”1876,” ”Lincoln” and “The Golden Age” among them — as well as the campy transexual comedy “Myra […]

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