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.
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.
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, 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, 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’”
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”
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”
A new arrival on the South African publishing landscape warrants celebration, especially if the driving force behind it is someone of the stature of Karina Szczurek. Karina… Read more “Strong voices with unique stories find a home at Karavan Press”
Every now and again, months, and sometimes even years of hard work, come to fruition in one swift buzz of activity. The recent release of two feature… Read more “Dalene Matthee’s Fiela se kind & Toorbos make a splash on the big screen”