Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013

The 2013 Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place 17 – 19 May and this year has it all! Fiction, non-fiction, political debates, poetry, lifestyle books, writing workshops – you name it, they’ve got it covered for book lovers of all ages. On the fiction side, the sessions range from Precious Ramotswe to a Nazi general; False …

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Win 1 of 10 Copies of Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks and a double movie ticket!

Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again. When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet unassuming, Katie is determined to avoid forming personal …

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Review of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie arrived with a great deal of literary street cred: it had been recommended by Oprah, who can still make or break books with just a blog post. It came with a stunning recommendation from Marilynne Robinson, Orange Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner. Comparisons are being made to inimitable Nobel Prize …

Homebru 2013

Exclusive Books: Homebru 2013
Unique Perspectives on South Africa

The Exclusive Books Homebru 2013 campaign – Unique Perspectives on South Africa – will take place in stores from 26 April to 21 June 2013. Homebru is a popular, well-loved and widely inclusive campaign that has launched the careers of several South African writers while adding another voice to the streets, plains and vistas of …

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Exclusive Books Winter Sale 2012

It’s time to get out from under the blanket, put down that mug of hot chocolate and instead warm yourself with the thought of all the magnificent books that will be at the Exclusive Books Winter Sale! It will run nationwide from Wednesday 27 June starting at 07h30 until Thursday the 12th of July 2012. …

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A Few Tips on Getting Published

One of the most common questions we’re asked at Exclusive Books is: ‘How do I get published?’ As a retailer, we don’t publish books, but we naturally work with the many South African publishers who do. Being in the industry, we get a good feel for what they look for, and the kind of books …

10 Great Ways to Mitigate Traffic

10 Great Audio Books to Listen to in Traffic

Anyone working or staying in or around the city is likely to be subjected to at least a small amount of traffic on a daily basis, and that’s if you’re lucky. Probably one of the worst things about traffic is that it can significantly increase the time it takes you to reach your destination. From …

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Paula McLain on Fact vs Fiction in The Paris Wife

Penguin Books South Africa and Little Brown in the UK graciously allowed us to publish the following article written by Paula McLain about fact vs fiction in her book, The Paris Wife, which explores the relationship between Ernest Hemmingway and Hadley Richardson. In Ernest Hemingway’s introduction to his memoir, ‘A Moveable Feast’, he writes, “If …

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2011 National Book Award Winners Announced

To follow up on our posts here and here about the National Book Awards, the winners have been announced! The official website of the National Book Foundation states that the 5 winners were chosen from a wide selection: In 2011, there were 1,223 books submitted for the National Book Awards. The number of books by …