Set against the stark beauty of contemporary Paris, Invisible Others is a story about loss, intimacy, and the inability to communicate despite best intentions. Provocative, sensual and fiercely honest, the novel captures our feeble attempts at deciphering those fleeting moments when others, consciously or not, leave indelible marks on our lives.
Published by Protea Book House, March 2014.
A collection of personal essays written by some of the men and women who have briefly or over many years shared their lives with André Brink: family members; friends and lovers; publishers and translators; colleagues, students, fellow writers and other artists.
Commissioned by his wife Karina Magdalena Szczurek, and edited by Michiel Heyns, and published in May 2010, the book celebrates his life as witnessed through the eyes of the people he has encountered on his fascinating and eventful path. The collection forms a tapestry of unique stories from around the world which reflect on the renowned South African author as he is known by those who have been close to him.
Encounters with André Brink captures moving, funny, and nostalgic episodes from the lives of the contributors and their subject. Some remember the circumstances of their first meeting with André Brink; some deal with the nature of their relationship; others focus on key moments in their trajectories.
All royalties will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.
For this unique and impressive anthology, some of South Africa’s top storytellers were invited to interpret the theme of touch. The result is a scintillating collection of twenty-two stories about all kinds of human interaction. There are tales of love lost, and of newfound intimacy. Some describe encounters with strangers, others explore family relationships. Most deal with touch in a physical and emotional sense; one or two consider the idea of ‘keeping in touch’.
Touch: Stories of Contact brings us work from such established luminaries as André Brink, Nadine Gordimer, Damon Galgut and Ivan Vladislavić, as well as exciting new voices such as Alistair Morgan and Julia Smuts Louw. Whether poignant or light-hearted, fictional or autobiographical, these innovative stories remind us of the preciousness of touch and are a testimony to the creative talents of South Africa’s writers.
All the authors have agreed to donate their royalties to the Treatment Action Campaign. Every copy sold therefore contributes to the fight against HIV and AIDS.