Monday, June 28, 2010

The Bed Book of Short Stories - a review by Janet van Eeden

A review of The Bed Book of Short Stories, edited by Joanne Hichens and recently published by Modjaji Books, containing my story 'Desire, with Borders', can be found here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kate Turkington on The Thin Line

Arja Salafranca is one of South Africa’s best up-and-coming young writers. She has twice won the Sanlam Literary Award, and her new book of short stories The Thin Line (Modjaji Books) will further enhance her growing reputation. 'Ten Minutes to Hate' tells of an armed robbery in a packed theatre, and its effect, emotionally and psychologically, on two of the people involved. 'Collage' is the story of a possessive love so fierce, that only death can resolve it. Searingly honest, sometimes painfully so, for both writer and reader, these stories will pop up in your head to haunt you long after you’ve turned the last page.

(Published here)

All about short stories - Colleen Higgs

Last Thursday saw Arja Salafranca’s new collection of short stories The Thin Line launched along with Meg Vandermerwe’s collection, This place I call home. The vibey launch party took place at The Boekehuis in Jozi, hosted by Corina van der Spoel. It was also Modjaji’s first Jozi launch party. Joburg was pretty wild that night, with at least two other launches taking place, hectic traffic, road works, but nevertheless we drew a good crowd. Sue Grant-Marshall interviewed the two writers in a lively, engaging way, and we sold lots of books...Read more here