SA authors pick their favourite reads of 2023 | Life

SA authors pick their favourite reads of 2023 | Life

Local authors' favourite reads of 2023.

Local authors’ favourite reads of 2023.

We asked local authors, who had published a book this year, to tell us what their favourite read of 2023 was – and why.

Craig Higginson, author of The Ghost of Sam Webster (Picador)

I am busy reading Justin Fox’s new book, Place: South African Literary Journeys (Umuzi). It consists of a series of journeys through the South African landscape in which the writer is looking for traces of other writers and their writing in the land. The book is all about loss – the loss of people,  stories, and places – and yet it is also deeply reaffirming. Justin reminds us that we live in a land in which the dead can be as present as the living. In these beautifully written and empathetic accounts, he shows how, like Walt Whitman, we carry multitudes. 

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