Book Club

What it means to be a Jewish trans woman

"Making my transition has made me realise that if I ever attended another Sedar, I would choose to sit amongst women," says Anastacia Tomson in Always Anastacia, her book about being transgender. more

Book review: Updraft by Fran Wilde

An unusual coming-of-age story set in an utterly fascinating and imaginative world, Updraft is a beautifully written novel for fans of fantasy fiction. more

Book review: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

A mysterious man who walks backwards, a chimpanzee, and a road trip. These are the unexpected elements that draw together the three quizzical threads of the latest from the author of Life of Pi. more

Book review: The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis

The Butcher’s Hook is a beautiful ode to the classic Gothic novel, one filled with all-consuming intensity, passion and romance. more

Luckiest Girl Alive

With a title like Luckiest Girl Alive, one assumes a happy escape, a beat-all-the-odds type tale which sees our heroine win at life despite major obstacles. This, however, is not quite that tale. more

Book review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

A feisty and adventurous young heroine’s very existence is threatened by her father’s growing obsession with the past. more

Translated book wins the 2016 International Man Booker Prize

It was a big night for translated fiction as Korean novelist Han Kang won the prestigious award for her novel, The Vegetarian. more

6 reasons to attend the Franschhoek Literary Festival

The annual Franschhoek literary festival starts this weekend, here’s why you shouldn’t miss it. more

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

In a harrowing new book, Michelle Hattingh talks candidly about being raped on the very day she presented her thesis on men’s perceptions of rape. more

Book review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

A harrowing, but important read from debut novelist Fiona Barton. more

Sorting the Beef from the Bull: the Science of Food Fraud Forensics

A relevant and fairly easy to read book packed with fascinating facts that may have you looking twice at the contents of your dinner plate. more

Book review: The Peculiars by Jennifer Thorpe

Brought together by their phobias, this group of misfits take on a brave new life. more

Book review: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan

A delightful little book simply meant for book lovers everywhere. more

Book review: A Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

A tasty morsel of literature, Career of Evil keeps you guessing right until the end. more

This book scared the hell out of me!

Our readers share the scariest books they've ever read. more

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