Thursday, June 30, 2011
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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Janet van Eeden of LitNet reviews The Edge of Things, and chats to Arja Salafranca and other contributors about their stories.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
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.
To order a copy write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or purchase online at Red Pepper Books.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
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!