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Online Photographic Tour of Murakami's Tokyo PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:26

Scouring the lesser-known corners of the internet can often yield some exciting digital gems.  It is one such gem that we feel the need to share with both literary tourists and bibliophiles in general.  Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, is known for not only his fictions set in Tokyo but also for his life in the Japanese capital.  An author known only as David has created a photographic tour of Murakami's Tokyo.  Broken into three parts, the digital 'trail' covers the Tokyo of his beginnings, the Jazz bars which he ran and inspired him to write, and the otherworldy Tokyo that gives his fictions a feeling of the otherworldly.  Comprising of both photographs and video clips, this interactive tour is a captivating trail that focuses on one of Japan's greatest literary treasures and its capital city.

The tour is hosted at; a blog that focuses on culture, design, technology, and travel in Asia.

Random House and GetSmarter Offer Non-Fiction Short Story Course PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:00








Attention all aspiring writers!  Random House Struik, in partnership with GetSmarter, will be offering a 16 Week Online writing course that focuses on non-fiction short stories.  Beginning on the 3rd of November, the course is taught by Random House author, Mike Nicol.  Nicol is the author of numerous crime-fiction novels including Of Cops & Robbers (2013), Black Heart (2011), and Killer Country (2010).  By the end of the course, participants will have completed a compelling 10-page non-fiction short story and may receive the opportunity to have their story published under Random House Struik's eKhaya imprint.

Find out more about the course and registration procedures on both the Random House Struik and GetSmarter websites.

Kobus Moolman and James Siddall Nominated for South African Literary Awards 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 October 2014 12:11












The organisers of the South African Literary Awards have announced their list of nominees for the 2014 prize!  While this is exciting in itself, what is even more exciting is that two of the nominees are KZN Literary Tourism Project featured writers. Kobus Moolman has been nominated for the 2014 Poetry Award for his collection, Left Over, while James Siddall and his novel, Dystopia, have been nominated for the First-Time Published Author Award.

The winners are to be announced on 7 November so watch this space.

Be sure to read Alan Muller's review of Left Over and Sbonginseni Dladla's review of Dystopia

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