Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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Read, then Run: The Runner’s Reading List

At some point in 2012, I started running, after my last run had been in, oh, primary school sometime. I had been strong-armed into joining cross-country for reasons still mostly unclear to me, considering how very, very slow and uninterested I was. (And I was tiny, with the shortest legs in the grade). In any …

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Untold Stories: Tell Your Story and Stand a Chance to Win a 3 Year Scholarship!

Letters have long been a repository of personal and national history – they are the expressions of love and loss, the art form common to both common folk and royalty. In an increasingly impersonal age of a thousand boring emails that end with disclaimers and exhortations not to print this email unless it is really …

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A Message From Benjamin Trisk to The South African Book Trade

In his magisterial account of the politics behind the greatest war in history, Donald Cameron Watt reflects on the devastated European landscape of 1945. He comments that “….to destroy buildings, paintings and sculptures…the work of craftsmen, carpenters, painters…and writers of ten centuries, conceived in joy and brought forth with … delight…was an act which made …

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Celebrate World Book Day With Exclusive Books and Win!

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is good for him. – Maya Angelou World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. In celebration of world …

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2014

Since its first year in 2007, the Franschhoek Literary Festival has grown in size and stature into one of South Africa’s most popular celebrations or writers, writing, and reading.       Up to 120 local and international authors will gather at this year’s festival, joined by hundreds of visitors. As the festival has grown in popularity, early booking for accommodation is recommended, and would‐be attendees are advised to reserve their tickets soon after the programme is released.     The festival offers a range of …

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The Big, Bad Speculative Fiction Twitter Town Hall

Dear readers, There is a definite rise in South African superstar authors, and it is well deserved. With Lauren Beukes and Sarah Lotz securing mega-auction prizes for their books, it heralds a bright and intellectual chapter in South African literature. It is particularly gratifying to see the rise and rise of speculative fiction, an old …

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Valentines Day Competition: Win A Romantic Getaway For Two!

Want to spoil your loved one this Valentines Day? Struggling to come up with an affordable plan after the January wallet crunch? Well, we may just have the solution! Exclusives.co.za have teamed up with Thompsons Travel, Protea Hotels and NoMu in order to offer you the perfect romantic getaway for two! The Prize: * 2 …

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Exciting News: A Twitter Town Hall with Author Lauren Kate

In a growing online tradition for us, we are so excited to announce that we have managed to secure an hour or two with internationally bestselling author Lauren Kate, who wrote the bestselling Fallen novels, and has now begun a new series with Teardrop. Lauren’s books have been translated into over thirty languages, and we’re sure her …

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Interview with Adele Green, author of Can You See Me Naked?

We caught up with new author and life coach Adele Green to discuss her book Can You See Me Naked? She offers her insights below. 1. Adele, you work as a coach-kinesiologist. What does that entail? My work as a kinesiologist-coach is for personal development in my private practice. Since 2007, I have been meeting …

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#EBTeenReads: Welcome to 2014

Hello, readers, writers and fans of teen and young adult fiction! We return in 2014, a year that includes the launch of The Book Thief, Vampire Academy, The Fault in our Stars, Divergent and The Maze, hot on the heels of Ender’s Game last year. With so many teen books being turned into movies and the splendid …