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The Books Recommended Authors Recommend

What books do recommended authors recommend?

The Good Book Appreciation Society – a book club in a secret corner of Facebook – asked some of South Africa’s most recommendable authors (who all just happen to have new books out themselves) for their go-to recommendable title.

On the left is their own book, on the right, the book they happily recommend – we recommend both:

NTHIKENG MOHELE author of Rusty Bell recommends Life & Times of Michael K, JM Coetzee.

Rusty BellnullLife and Times of Michael K
HENRIETTA ROSE-INNES author of Green Lion recommends Portrait with Keys, Ivan Vladislavić.

Green LionnullPortrait with Keys
JOHN HUNT, author of The Space Between the Space Between, recommends The Narrow Road To The Deep North, Richard Flanagan.

The Space Between the Space BetweennullThe Narrow Road to the Deep North
DARREL BRISTOW-BOVEY, author of One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo, recommends Papillon, Henri Charriere.

One Midlife Crisis and a SpeedonullPapillon
PAIGE NICK, author of Pens Behaving Badly, recommends Sum, David Eagleman.

Pens Behaving BadlynullSum

CRAIG HIGGINSON, author of The Dream House, recommends Selected Poems, Pablo Neruda.

The Dream HousenullSelected Poems
MASANDE NTSHANGA, author of The Reactive, recommends Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison.

The ReactivenullInvisible Man
REBECCA DAVIS, author of Best White and Other Anxious Delusions recommends The Worst Date Ever, Jane Bussmann.

Best White and Other Anxious DelusionsnullThe Worst Date Ever
IAIN THOMAS, author of How To Be Happy, recommends Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett.

nullnullGood Omens
RICHARD POPLAK, author of Until Julius Comes, recommends London Orbital, Iain Sinclair.

Until Julius ComesnullLondon Orbital
KHAYA DLANGA, author of To Quote Myself, recommends What Would Machiavelli Do? The Ends Justify the Meanness, Stanley Bing.

To Quote MyselfnullWhat Would Machiavelli Do?
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