Holocaust books: the good, the bad and the turgid

David Gorin delves into the world of Holocaust-based fiction and discovers the good, the bad and the turgid

Watershed: the year that changed the course of World War 2

In 1941, Hitler made two fateful moves that cost him victory

Era of change and prosperity: the end of Britain’s Victorian age

Agriculture was waning, but people were happier and wages were rising

Chernobyl: 30 years on

Thirty years on, Chernobyl still holds the imagination in thrall. A new book and series step back in time

BOOK REVIEW: Michael Lewis’s The Fifth Risk

Lessons to learn from Trump as president, natural disasters and other unthinkable scenarios

Literary awards to know about

If you’re looking for your next good read, it’s worth noting who just won category honours in the Costa Book Awards

BOOK REVIEW: The Waiter, by Matias Faldbakken

Mealtimes can be the setting for the gamut of human performances. Norwegian artist and author Matias Faldbakken captures the show

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: Acts of chivalry in a time of war

Boer and Brit were bitter and brutal enemies in the SA War, but sometimes humanity shone through

BOOKS: A year of memorable reads

There is time to catch up on all the great books you didn’t get to in 2018

BOOKS: Herman Charles Bosman’s Marico Moon

Herman Charles Bosman, one of SA’s most loved and evocative writers, has been given an update. Archie Henderson discovered how

BOOK REVIEW: Becoming, by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s memoir is frank, funny and smart

BOOK REVIEW: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Our thoughts on the Yuval Noah Harari bestseller

Everyone’s favourite chef is back

Yotam Ottolenghi, the Israeli-British chef has introduced home cooks to Middle Eastern ingredients they’ve never heard of

Joburg’s story in photographs

Joburg nut Marc Latilla has put together a delightful coffee-table book all about the 132-year-old City of Gold

We read what we like

Here’s a round-up of some of the books the FM has discovered recently

What to read right now (according to the experts)

There’s still time for you to get up to speed with some of the 13 books that made the first-round cut of the The Man Booker prize