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Author Profile: Mark Gevisser

History . Mark Gevisser is one of South Africa’s leading authors and journalists. His next book  “Dispatcher”, about his personal relationship with his home-town Johannesburg, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux and Atlantic Press in 2013. Gevisser has been awarded an Open Society Followship for 2012/13 working on The Sexuality Frontier. During his fellowship […]

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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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Jane Austen Lives – and Dies – Again

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Jane Austen, despite being dead since 1817, continues to outsell many living authors. Six books and a handful of letters cemented her in the consciousness of the Western literary world, with Mr Darcy becoming the template upon which many a moody suitor has been based. Austen’s biting social satire was veiled in wit and setting, […]

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