South Africa
 Anne Louise Taylor
Anne Louise Taylor studied interior design in South Africa and lived in London for two years. She returned to South Africa to pursue studies in media, print production, visual arts and English at the University of Cape Town. While working in an editorial position, she completed her postgraduate studies in English language and literature through the University of South Africa. She thoroughly enjoys creative writing and writing book reviews.
New Zealand City: Auckland, New Zealand
Email: annet at (this domain)


How International Best-Selling Author Jodi Picoult Writes One Book A Year
American commercial writer Jodi Picoult launched her new book, House Rules, at the Cape Town Book Fair last year. Thoroughly entertaining and captivating, Jodi knows how to wow her audience. South African authors could learn a thing or two from her unashamed self-confident style that ultimately results in people queuing to buy her books.
Posted: 31 January 2011 | Category: Books > Features

Chick Lit Or Women's Fiction: Is There A Difference?
Have you ever found yourself wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to chick-lit novels, more precisely known as women's fiction? At this year's Cape Town Book Fair four South African writers demystifed the topic and why this type of literature is so thoroughly enjoyed.
Posted: 29 September 2010 | Category: Books > Features

Wole Soyinka Urges Children To Fight For Access To Books
There is a Nigerian saying that "an old man is there to talk". Seventy-six-year-old Nigerian literary giant Wole Soyinka is never afraid to give his candid opinion. According to the Mail & Guardian newspaper, at a gala dinner hosted by the department of arts and culture during the Cape Town Book Fair, guest of honour Soyinka began his speech with an anecdote about what has always remained an important issue to him - access to books for the youth.
Posted: 7 September 2010 | Category: Books > Features


Serena By Ron Rash
Serena, a highly disturbing story filled with tension and suspense, is a well-written tragedy about a passionate marriage that deteriorates at an alarming rate until all that is left is revenge and violence.
Posted: 22 October 2012  |  View Comments

As The Crow Flies By Veronique Tadjo
As The Crow Flies is a short novel that explores the individual loves of nameless characters living in urban landscapes and other unidentified locations who are unconnected to each other, yet linked through the themes of love or suffering in a world in which love finds it hard to thrive.
Posted: 26 July 2010 | Category: Books > Reviews

Girls At War And Other Stories by Chinua Achebe
Girls At War And Other Stories is a collection of short stories written over a period of 20 years that not only celebrates the diversity of African culture but questions and explores the conflict between traditional African beliefs and modernism introduced by British colonialism.
Posted: 28 May 2010 | Category: Books > Reviews