Historically, New Africa Books and David Philip's authors have included two Nobel Laureates, Nadine Gordimer and Wole Soyinka, alongside many other literary luminaries, such as Guy Butler, Ivan Vladislavic, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, and Mongane Wally Serote.
Our new wave of authors show off the diversity and vibrancy of modern South African writing. Meet some of them below.
Writer, motivational speaker, feminist, maverick, storyteller, actor, award winner.
Writer, typesetter, designer, Mandela Rhodes scholar, journalist, publisher, award winner.
Writer, academic, poet, literacy advocate and feminist activist.
Writer, political analyst, human rights activist, ardent promoter of children’s literature by South African writers.
Visual artist, fine artist, graphic designer, storyteller, cultural activist.
Writer of novels and short fiction, editor, scholar visiting professor, sportsman.
Actor, author, playwright, Kanna Theatre Award winner, feminist, and storyteller.
Intellectual, activist, ex-Minister of Parliament, ex-co-chairman of the Parliamentary joint committee on ethics.
Author, poet, playwright, director, performer and storyteller.
Novelist, storyteller, writer, singer-songwriter, award winner.
Children’s author, poet, creative writing tutor, award winner.
Comic book artist, illustrator, visual storyteller, digital painter.
Picture book illustrator, designer, art director, award winner.
Artist, painter, writer of children’s books, Ruth Prowse graduate.