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Is the Novel Dead?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Are mainstream authors going online?     Are mainstream authors going online? As Salman Rushdie starts publishing on Substack, the quintessential question knocks on the doors of the reader’s mind…are we going back to serialized novels?     Charles Dickens began the same way. And so did Samuel Richardson. And Leo Tolstoy. Are we going …

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The Word is Wild

Reading Time: 10 minutes “Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one.” (Beryl Markham) I felt new. Newly …

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