What Your Words Say About You

'There has never, in history, been a greater demand for words.' ~Thad McIlroy, The Future of Writing Everything begins with a word. Everything you say. Everything you write. Everything you think. Without words, there is no news, no opinion, and no connection. You can have…

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 – 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

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 – Pamela Jooste

Author: Pamela Jooste Date: 28 February 2007 Where: The Polo Lounge at The Westcliffe Hotel The Book: Star of the Morning (Doubleday) ~~~ 1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Atticus Finch. 2.   What is your most treasured possession? My photographs. 3.   Which living person…

The Writers Write Interview – Peter Godwin

Author: Peter Godwin Birthday: 4 December 1957 Date: 6 November 2006 Where: The Hyatt Hotel, Rosebank The Book: When a Crocodile Eats the Sun (Picador) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Don Quixote 2. What is your most treasured possession? It would have…

The Writers Write Interview – Tom Eaton

Author: Tom Eaton Birthday: 5 February 1977 Date: 20 October 2006 Where: Coachman's Crossing, Bryanston, South Africa The Book: Texas (Penguin)   1.    Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Tintin or his arch nemesis, Rastapopolous. 2.    What is your most treasured possession? My…