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Cover reveal: Arabic edition of ‘Fiela se kind’ by Dalene Matthee
Mahrousa Centre for Publishing, the Cairo-based publisher of the Arabic translation of Dalene Matthee’s novel Fiela se kind, will be publishing their edition with the following cover… Read more “Cover reveal: Arabic edition of ‘Fiela se kind’ by Dalene Matthee”
French translation rights sold: ‘Die kleinste ramp denkbaar’ by Francois Smith
Actes Sud has acquired French translation rights to Die kleinste ramp denkbaar by Francois Smith, originally published by Tafelberg, an imprint of NB Publishers, in 2020 in South Africa, where it was hailed a literary highlight of the year and a significant moment in the development of Afrikaans literature.
Albanian translation rights sold: ‘Dark Traces’ by Martin Steyn
Ombra GVG, one of the foremost publishing houses in Albania, has acquired Albanian translation rights to Dark Traces / Donker spoor, the debut novel of top local crime writer Martin Steyn.
Masobe Books to publish Nigerian edition of ‘An Island’ by Karen Jennings
The acquiring publisher and executive director, Othuke Ominiabohs, calls this immersing book “deserving of every accolade it receives.”
’n Besoek aan die Bologna-kinderboekbeurs, met sale vol mense en boeke en Covid ver in die toekoms, het my laat dink oor hoe vindingryk uitgewers (moet?) raak… Read more “Interaktiewe kinderboeke”
‘Breaking Milk’ by Dawn Garisch shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award
Breaking Milk, the evocative novel by Dawn Garisch published by Karavan Press, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Sunday Times Fiction Award. The Sunday Times CNA Literary… Read more “‘Breaking Milk’ by Dawn Garisch shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award”
Little, Brown acquires ‘Six Years With Al Qaeda: The Stephen McGown Story’
Little, Brown, one of the leading publishing houses in the United Kingdom, has acquired World English rights (excluding southern Africa) to Six Years with Al Qaeda, the… Read more “Little, Brown acquires ‘Six Years With Al Qaeda: The Stephen McGown Story’”
‘Toorbos’ chosen as South Africa’s entry for Academy Award: Best International Feature Film
It was announced this week that the film adaptation of Dalene Matthee’s novel Toorbos is South Africa’s official selection for the prestigious Best International Feature Film Award… Read more “‘Toorbos’ chosen as South Africa’s entry for Academy Award: Best International Feature Film”
Fiela se kind to make its Arabic debut
Dalene Matthee’s Fiela se kind (Fiela’s Child), which tells the story of an abandoned white child raised by a coloured woman in the Lange Kloof near the… Read more “Fiela se kind to make its Arabic debut”