BIG READ: New spin on our old stories

Richard Steyn has taken his journalist’s pen to SA history

Uncovering the US’s shadowy operatives

‘The CIA: An Imperial History’ takes readers through the formation and development of the US spy agency

Five novels to read in July

Ambition and disappointment, rise to fame in 1950s Hollywood, dystopian thriller, entertaining take on wealth, and cut-throat art world

BOOK REVIEW: Triumphant and devastating sequel

A calm exploration of men and women who cannot speak for fear of losing everything

Books to give Ukraine’s traumatised children hope

Publishers prioritise trauma-informed books to help children and teenagers cope with living through war

BOOK REVIEW: Kenyan tale of resilience and vengeance

Njambi McGrath pays tribute to the strength and spirit of Kenyan women in her debut novel

BOOK REVIEW: Memoir is kaleidoscope of memories, thoughts and impressions

Jenny Hobbs gives readers a sweeping view of her long and fulfilled life

Women’s roles in shaping SA’s complex history

Cato Pedder explores her heritage and her connection to nine SA women

BOOK REVIEW: Mischievous and menacing novel explores meaning of life

‘God’s Pocket’ is a mash-up of literary fiction, fantasy and fairy-tale, horror and hilarity

Five books to read in June

Grief and memory, a soccer prodigy, seeking redemption in Biafra, a queer coming of age, and nature versus human nature

BOOK REVIEW: Bill Maher’s book will shock you

The comedian and late-night TV host’s book is not for the overly sensitive

Notes from Franschhoek’s literary festival

Local authors unapologetically explore post-apartheid identity, culture and violence against women

Salman Rushdie answers violence with art

A moving, witty and disarmingly honest account of the author’s 27-second encounter with his would-be assassin

Dread, fear and courage in Italy, World War 2’s forgotten front

James Holland tells the stories of soldiers and civilians caught up in the Allied liberation of Italy

BOOK REVIEW: The stories inside the stories of the lockdown

This collection shows that in times of terrible loss and suffering, humans find shelter from the storm

Nonfiction will burn brightly at Franschhoek’s literary festival

Festival promises to amplify new voices, liberate ideas and enrich through engaging content