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Tag Archives | fiction

A Few Tips on Getting Published

One of the most common questions we’re asked at Exclusive Books is: ‘How do I get published?’ As a retailer, we don’t publish books, but we naturally work with the many South African publishers who do. Being in the industry, we get a good feel for what they look for, and the kind of books […]

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10 Great Audio Books to Listen to in Traffic

10 Great Ways to Mitigate Traffic

Anyone working or staying in or around the city is likely to be subjected to at least a small amount of traffic on a daily basis, and that’s if you’re lucky. Probably one of the worst things about traffic is that it can significantly increase the time it takes you to reach your destination. From […]

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Paula McLain on Fact vs Fiction in The Paris Wife

Paris Wife

Penguin Books South Africa and Little Brown in the UK graciously allowed us to publish the following article written by Paula McLain about fact vs fiction in her book, The Paris Wife, which explores the relationship between Ernest Hemmingway and Hadley Richardson. In Ernest Hemingway’s introduction to his memoir, ‘A Moveable Feast’, he writes, “If […]

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2011 National Book Award Winners Announced

To follow up on our posts here and here about the National Book Awards, the winners have been announced! The official website of the National Book Foundation states that the 5 winners were chosen from a wide selection: In 2011, there were 1,223 books submitted for the National Book Awards. The number of books by […]

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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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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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An Interview with John Connolly

Exclusives’ Julie Wood was recently delighted to meet the charming John Connolly to discuss his latest book, The Whisperers, and many other things as well. Their conversation went like this: EB: For our readers who maybe aren’t familiar with your work, or know who you are but aren’t sure necessarily why, could you maybe give […]

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An Interview with Paige Nick

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Paige Nick, author of A Million Miles from Normal. EB: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. Firstly, can you tell us a bit more about Paige Nick, the woman behind the author? PN: I’m 36. I’m an Aries. I live […]

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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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