New novel from Achmat Dangor to be published by Picador Africa in 2017

A new novel from award-winning poet and novelist Achmat Dangor will be published in southern Africa under the PICADOR AFRICA imprint next year, alongside a new edition of the Booker-shortlisted novel BITTER FRUIT, which will be published as part of the Picador Africa Classics series.

Dangor, whose works include KAFKA’S CURSE (1997) and the 2004 Booker-shortlisted BITTER FRUIT, and STRANGE PILGRIMAGES (2013), an acclaimed collection of short stories, lives and works in Johannesburg. His novels have been translated into 14 languages.

‘I am honoured that Pan Macmillan is to publish my new novel and reissue BITTER FRUIT. Both books explore, through eyes of ordinary people, the unresolved legacies of our troubled past.’ – Achmat Dangor

Andrea Nattrass, Dangor’s publisher at Pan Macmillan said: ‘I am delighted that Pan Macmillan will have the opportunity to work with Achmat Dangor to publish his new novel in 2017, as well as to bring an absolute classic, in BITTER FRUIT, back to our local bookstores and readers. Achmat’s writing is a national literary treasure.’

His agent, Isobel Dixon, added ‘BITTER FRUIT is one of the great classics of South African literature, a searing novel still so relevant in so many ways. I’m thrilled that it will reach new readers under the Picador Africa Classics banner, and that Pan Macmillan will also be publishing an exciting new novel by Achmat next year.’

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