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Author and New York Times journalist Alan Cowell, who has had postings to numerous countries, says the South African story is the one that has stuck with him. Picture: SUPPLIED

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Permanent Removal

New York Times journalist and author Alan S Cowell journey from carrier pigeon posts to blogging, writes Sue Blaine

BOOK REVIEW: The Dot Spot: Adventures In Love and Sex

Dorothy Black. Picture: SUPPLIED

Frank exploration of love, sex and why there is no ‘normal’, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

BOOK REVIEW: Continental Shift

Cast yourself adrift in the dazzling writing of these two literary friends, Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak, suggests Rehana Rossouw

First came the e-letters, now the Mbeki book

Former president Thabo Mbeki. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR

Thabo Mbeki’s life story is a collection of contributions from close political friends and associates, and could be the next best thing to a political autobiography

Winners of 100th year of Pulitzer awards to be announced

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Pulitzer Prizes mark their 100th year with announcement of winners of what are regarded as most prestigious awards in American journalism


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