Press man with heart: RIP Martin Dannheisser

WITH A LARGER-THAN-LIFE presence, and a passion for the arts and for basic integrity, Martin Dannheisser was a champion of press freedom in politically precarious times. His was the presence that turned any dinner party into a memorable event, and he was the man who could ignite a […]

A £100 pup

EIGHT MONTHS AGO, you may have called a story with its heart in the cruel grip of an epidemic ‘apocalyptic’. Tomorrow evening, when you listen to the radio drama interpretation of CJ Langenhoven’s novella Mof en Sy Mense, you will recognise all the rawness of loss and the […]

How to dash a “Bond Girl” fantasy

THERE’S A DISARMING pragmatism about “Svetlana”, the seventh episode in the podcast series The End of the Line, which focuses on the stories of contemporary women who have elected not to have children. Svetlana’s narrative is about living in a world that hasn’t been taken care of, and […]

Sisters, in love and malice

MORE THAN AN exercise of escapism into the flaws and faux pas of privileged fictional characters, Craig Higginson’s most recent novel, The Book of Gifts, is a yarn about values and the fragility of young sensibilities. It’s a quick read because it is well crafted and the words […]