The Writers Write Interview – Ellen Banda-Aaku

Ellen Banda-Aaku was the Winner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing 2010 - Fiction Author: Ellen Banda-Aaku Date of Birth: 6 May 1965 Date: 10 September 2010 Place: London The Book: Patchwork (Penguin Books South Africa) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? I…

The Writers Write Interview – Sam Cowen

Author: Sam Cowen Birthday: 12 August 1973 Date: 8 April 2009 Where: Sandton, South Africa The Book: The Irreverent Mothers Handbook by Sam Cowen & Lee van Loggerenberg Sam Cowen is the co-host of The Rude Awakening, 94.7’s breakfast show, and also presents e.tv’s Great…

The Writers Write Interview – Jackie Collins

Author: Jackie Collins Birthday: 4 October 1937 Date: 13 November 2007 Where: Sandton, South Africa The Book: Drop Dead Beautiful (Hodder) Anthony Ehlers was lucky enough to catch up with bestselling author, Jackie Collins on her recent tour of South Africa to promote Drop Dead Beautiful.…
The Writers Write Interview - George Bizos

The Writers Write Interview – George Bizos

Author: George Bizos Date of Birth: 14 November 1928 Date: 20 September 2007 Place: The Local Grill, Parktown North Book: Odyssey to Freedom 1.  Who is your favourite hero in fiction? Zorba, the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis 2.  What is your most treasured possession? I…

The Writers Write Interview – Bongani Madondo

Author: Bongani Madondo Birthday: 1 January 1981 Date: 19 July 2007 Where: via email @ work, Johannesburg The Book: Hot Type (Picador Africa) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? While I would love to lie and name check Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Tambudzai in Nervous Conditions,…

The Writers Write Interview – Joanne Harris

Author: Joanne Harris Birthday: 3 July 1964 Star Sign: Cancer Date: 5 July 2007 Where: @ Home, UK The Books: The Lollipop Shoes and Runemarks 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Nigel Molesworth, schoolboy hero of Down With Skool and many other works,…

The Writers Write Interview – Marian Keyes

Author: Marian Keyes Birthday: 10 September 1963 Date: 14 June 2007 Where: Crawford College, Benmore The Book: Anybody out there (Penguin) 1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld from 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom by Alexander McCall Smith…
The Writers Write Interview - Angela Makholwa

The Writers Write Interview – Angela Makholwa

Author: Angela Makholwa Date of Birth: 17 March Date of Interview: 24 May 2007 Where: The Local Grill, Hurlingham The Book: Red Ink (Macmillan) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Scout – To Kill a Mockingbird 2. What is your most treasured possession? I…

The Writers Write Interview – Finuala Dowling

Author: Finuala Dowling Birthday: June 1962 Date: 21 May 2007 Where: Kalk Bay The Book: Flyleaf (Penguin S A) Finuala Dowling is a South African poet and writer. 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Emma Woodhouse, in the novel by Jane Austen 2.…

The Writers Write Interview – Susan Mann

Author: Susan Mann Birthday: 1967 Date: 19 March 2007 Where: Somewhere in Paris The Book: Quarter Tones Susan Mann was born in Durban in 1967. She has worked in the media and taught at the University of Cape Town. She is currently doing research in France.…