• 101Detectives

    A private-eye convention and a tussle over a Pierneef. A young man’s unsettling experience in the American South and a tragedy off the coast of Mauritius. A bizarre night of industrial theatre and a translator at a loss for words.
          These are but a few of the fictions in 101 Detectives , a new collection of short stories by Ivan Vladislavić, one of South Africa's most celebrated authors.
          A collection

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  • One quiet evening, somewhere in the old South Africa, the settled existence of Mr and Mrs Malgas is disrupted by

  • A private-eye convention and a tussle over a Pierneef. A young man’s unsettling experience in the American South and a tragedy

  • Dropout Neville Lister accompanies acclaimed photographer Saul Auerbach for a day, to learn a lesson for life. They play a

  • In this unusual text, a blend of essay, fiction and literary genealogy, Vladislavić explores the problems and potentials of the

  • ‘I found myself in the thick of things. I shut my eyes experimentally, opened them again. If I was dreaming,

  • TJ/Double Negative is a joint project by the photographer David Goldblatt and the writer Ivan Vladislavić, comprising a book of

About

Ivan Vladislavić was born in Pretoria in 1957 and lives in Johannesburg. His books include the novels The Restless Supermarket, The Exploded View and Double Negative, and the story collections 101 Detectives and Flashback Hotel. In 2006, he published Portrait with Keys, a sequence of documentary texts on Johannesburg. He has edited books on architecture and art, and sometimes works with artists and photographers. TJ/Double Negative, a joint project with photographer David Goldblatt, received the 2011 Kraszna-Krausz Award for best photography book. His work has also won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the Alan Paton Award, the University of Johannesburg Prize and Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Creative Writing Department at Wits University.

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