Quote for the Day

‘I don’t see this [a cheeky reference, among other asides, by Lauren Beukes to the mid-1990s flood of middle-class memoirs to which I am guilty of contributing] as a reminder to be careful when talking about our past at all. I see it as a challenge to be MORE irreverent, MORE outspoken, MORE critical, and LESS careful of treading on sensitive toes. This reviewer is trying to use “The Struggle” as a trump card to shame Lauren and to excuse poor, derivative and just plain boring writing. South African fiction is maturing at last and Lauren’s writing is at the forefront of that process. If we cannot have a fearlessly critical debate about what constitutes good fiction then the freedoms that were fought for in the struggle are worthless.’

Fiona Snyckers [I can’t find a direct link so this one will have to do.]

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Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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