Thursday 30 June 2011
Monday 27 June 2011
Pravasan Pillay was born in 1978 in Durban. He has published a chapbook of poetry, Glumlazi (2009), and a collection of comedic short stories, Shaggy (2011), co-written with Anton Krueger. Pillay's poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous books and journals and on websites. His short story 'Mr Essop' appears in The Edge of Things, an anthology of South African short fiction published by Dye Hard Press...Read more here
Sunday 26 June 2011
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Tuesday 21 June 2011
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Saturday 18 June 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
by Anton Krueger and Pravasan Pillay
Published by BK Publishing
“But listen to me rambling on! I’m sure you must be dying to rush home to feed your cat.”
Fourteen monologues by creeps, losers and an idiot.
Prepare yourself for a cast of some of the most manipulative, ingratiating, disillusioned, egotistical, inauthentic, spiteful narcissists operating in contemporary SA. Within these pages you will encounter fourteen first-hand shaggy stories told by a rogues gallery of scheming misanthropes whose speeches are full of sound and fury, signifying very little. These hilarious blowhards will make you snigger, cringe and wish your cousin had rather given you Spud 5 for your birthday.
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Thursday 16 June 2011
Janet van Eeden of LitNet reviews The Edge of Things, and chats to Arja Salafranca and other contributors about their stories
For example, Arja Salafranca’s moving story about a woman forced to live in a restrictive apparatus in “Iron Lung” is a million miles away stylistically from Aryan Kaganof’s tale of decadence and debauchery on a night out in Durban in “Same Difference.”
As with all anthologies, some stories will resonate with each reader more than others...Read more here
Interesting reading for those who are curious about the advance of short fiction in the local publishing market and, for all, comfort food for the soul. Jeanne Hromnik
(Published in Cape Times, June 10, 2011)
Saturday 11 June 2011
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Monday 06 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
Beat Scene No 64, features articles about Diane de Prima, William Everson, Jay Landesman, Anne Waldman, Janine Pommy Vega, Gary Snyder, William Burroughs, a slightly shortened version of the eponymous chapter of Who Was Sinclair Beiles? by Gary Cummiskey, and more. Visit Beat Scene for details.
Number 30 in the Beat Scene Press Pocket Book Series, chapbooks by or about Beat figures such as Philip Lamantia, Wallace Berman, Lew Welch, Jack Kerouac and Charles Plymell. Visit Beat Scene to order.