Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dye Hard Interview with Pravasan Pillay: Humour Me

Pravasan Pillay was born in 1978 in Durban. He has published a chapbook of poetry, Glumlazi (2009), and a collection of comedic short stories Shaggy (2011), co-written with Anton Krueger. Pillay's poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous books and journals and on websites. His short story 'Mr Essop' appears in The Edge of Things, an anthology of South African short fiction published by Dye Hard Press.His humour pieces have appeared in A Look Away Magazine, Mail & Guardian and McSweeney's. He is the editor and co-founder of the small press Tearoom Books. Pillay has worked as a freelance journalist, philosophy lecturer, production and project manager, and copy editor. He currently lives in Sweden and works as the international editor of a Swedish trade magazine. Read more HERE.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Max Moodley: 0061

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0109

Since she arrived never have I had so many I love yous. Never have I been so plagued with them. Until finally she utters them reproachfully, pre-empting my silence.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Arise Ye Captions: S1-Ep6

Friday, June 24, 2011

Deliria by Gary Cummiskey

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Anton, Shaggy

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0108

Got rolls of brown paper all over the desk, along with cans of spray adhesive, paintbrushes – all sizes, sheets of newspaper covering the floor in one corner of the room, an umbrella opened out next to the radiator letting off steam, and two scented candles burning a sickly crème-brulee odour into the paintwork. Did I mention the stacks of books, knee to waist high, and the dust – oh the dust. But not just dust, dust with fingerprints. Anyway, Waistcoat comes in here and looks around at me in the acrid mist, conducting Handel’s Water Music with a pencil, and he says, ‘Congratulations V, it looks like you’re actually accomplishing something in here.'

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Arise Ye Captions: S1-Ep5

Friday, June 17, 2011

Landscape Two by Gary Cummiskey

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shaggy by Anton Krueger and Pravasan Pillay

Shaggy:14 Rather Amusing Rambles

by Anton Krueger and Pravasan Pillay

Published by BK Publishing

“But listen to me rambling on! I’m sure you must be dying to rush home to feed your cat.”

14 monologues by creeps, losers and an idiot.

Prepare yourself for a cast of some of the most manipulative, ingratiating, disillusioned, egotistical, inauthentic, spiteful narcissists operating in
contemporary South Africa. Within these pages you will encounter fourteen first-hand shaggy stories told by a rogues gallery of scheming misanthropes whose speeches are full of sound and fury, signifying very little. These hilarious blowhards will make you snigger, cringe and wish your cousin had rather given you Spud 5 for your birthday.

Price: R135
To order a copy write to:

Or purchase online at Red Pepper Books.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Max Moodley: 0060

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0107

She had ended up back in maroon; just like the colour of her school uniform.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Arise Ye Captions: S1-Ep4

Friday, June 10, 2011

Houses Of Joy by Gary Cummiskey

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Max Moodley: 0059

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0106

So sick of hearing, and what will you do, what will you do?
Ask me what am I doing,
And I will tell you.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Arise Ye Captions: S1-Ep3

Friday, June 3, 2011

Collage by Gary Cummiskey

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's Like Sweden, Man

KRAMER: Jerry, look how tense you are. You need to take a soak.

JERRY: I'm not taking a soak in that human bacteria vat you got goin' there.

KRAMER: Come on, I'm telling you, it's great. I opened up all the windows. The air is cold, the tub is boiling hot. It's like Sweden, man. Sweden!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Max Moodley: 0058