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The Magwood on Books podcast with Fiona Melrose

MidwinterDebut author Fiona Melrose talks to Michele Magwood about her heartbreaking novel Midwinter and how her dyslexia shaped her ear for dialogue.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Phil Collins on his autobiography, Not Dead Yet

Not Dead YetPhil Collins looks back on an astounding career in his autobiography Not Dead Yet, from a dull suburban upbringing to the rare heights of superstardom.

He’s a surprisingly humble man:

I’m a musician. I got a chance to play with a few great people and that’s all I wanted to do. To play. Whether I was a pop star or not was irrelevant.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Karin Brynard chats about her new book, Our Fathers

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I write the kind of book that I would like to read.

- Karin Brynard

Our FathersKarin Brynard talks about her book Our Fathers and the crime writers she admires, from Agatha Christie to Mike Nicol.

Brynard’s first two novels, Plaasmoord and Onse vaders, took the South African market by storm, becoming instant bestsellers. She has won numerous literary awards, including the UJ Debut Prize for Creative Writing and two M-Net Awards.

Our Fathers is out now.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Marianne Thamm discusses her new memoir, Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and me

I constantly and publicly thank Bob Marley and marijuana for helping me escape a brutal, dull and claustrophobic world.

- Marianne Thamm

Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela And MeI chatted to Marianne Thamm about her new book Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela And Me: A Memoir of Sorts, growing up in Pretoria and her difficult relationship with her Nazi father.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Kenneth de Kok chats about his new memoir, Going Back to Say Goodbye

Going Back to Say GoodbyeKenneth de Kok visited the studio to chat about Going Back to Say Goodbye: A Boyhood on the Mine, his finely observed memoir of growing up in Stilfontein in the 1950s.

“I hoped that any emotional impact would be subtle,” he says, “that it wouldn’t be a sad or overly happy story, that it would just be.”

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The Magwood On Books Podcast: Carnie Matisonn discusses his book Degas’ Dust

Degas' DustYears ago a Johannesburg man set out to recover the art stolen from his family by the Nazis.

Degas’ Dust: Joburg Maverick’s Quest to Regain Nazi War Booty is the story of Carnie Matisson’s quest: a vivid tale that veers wildly from his rough childhood to the glamour of 1970s Hillbrow and the worlds of art and classical music, a story peopled with strippers and art dealers, sanctions-busting pilots and Mossad agents.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Don Pinnock discusses his book Gang Town

Gang TownVeteran journalist and criminologist Don Pinnock has written a landmark new book about the gangs of Cape Town, titled Gang Town.

The manuscript for the book won the prestigious City Press Non-fiction Award in 2013, and was published this year.

Here Pinnock talks about the making of a gangster, and sets out the steps to be taken to turn the problem around.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Yann Martel talks about his new novel, The High Mountains of Portugal

The High Mountains of Portugal“People who have no stories, either religious or artful, are deeply miserable people.” – Yann Martel

In this podcast, Yann Martel talks about his new novel The High Mountains of Portugal, a story about solace, grace and the divinity of animals.

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The Magwood on Books Podcast: Sally Andrew chats about her runaway hit Recipes for Love and Murder

Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery“I like cosy murder mysteries. I struggle with the sex and violence of current crime books.” – Sally Andrew

In this Magwood on Books Podcast, this debut author talks about her delightful Karoo novel Recipes For Love And Murder.

Read: Comfort reading: Michele Magwood reviews Sally Andrew’s debut novel, Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery

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The Magwood On Books Podcast: Sebastian Faulks Talks About His New Novel, Where My Heart Used to Beat

Where my Heart Used to Beat“The human genome is unstable – we’re prone to going mad.” – Sebastian Faulks

In the podcast, Faulks talks about the themes of his new novel Where my Heart Used to Beat, and about his process of writing: “I wrote the first few pages 30 or 40 times to get it right.”

 

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