Rodney Trudgeon chatting to Nancy Richards about her life and The Skipper’s Daughter.
Photos: The Skipper’s Daughter, Rodney Trudgeon & sound engineer Ewan Inglis; Nancy and Rodney with The Skipper’s Daughter.
The second Open Book podcast features Mandla Langa, Joanne Joseph and Nick Mulgrew in conversation with Yewande Omotoso, talking about land, exile and belonging.
Read an interview with Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards-shortlisted Dawn Garisch in the latest issue of Wits Review (p. 72).
This year’s discovery, though, is Jennings (born 1982), who, in spite of having produced several excellent earlier books, has not been afforded the acclaim in South Africa that she deserves. The truth of the hoary adage that a prophet is rarely hallowed in her own land rings especially true, it would seem, of South Africans who write literary fiction in English.
Whether Jennings’ name appears on the shortlist that will be announced in London tomorrow afternoon or not, one can only hope that her longlisting will have changed the trajectory of her career: that she will never again have to make out a case to be published. And never again be published in print runs of only 500.LitNet
You can listen to the interview from minute 39:00: BOOK CHOICE – enjoy!