Our authors and creatives
Historically, New Africa Books and David Philip's authors have included two Nobel Laureates, Nadine Gordimer and Wole Soyinka, alongside many other literary luminaries, such as Guy Butler, Ivan Vladislavic, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, and Mongane Wally Serote.
Our new wave of authors and illustrators show off the diversity and vibrancy of modern South African writing, illustration and storytelling. Meet some of them below.
Nicolaas MaritzNicolaas Maritz
Author, illustrator, internationally-renowned fine artist, musician, and creative maverick.
Books by Nicolaas Maritz
Thembinkosi KohliThembinkosi Kohli
Artist, painter, writer of children’s books, Ruth Prowse graduate.
Books by Thembinkosi Kohli
Sindiwe MagonaSindiwe Magona
Writer, motivational speaker, feminist, maverick, actor, storyteller, and award winner.
Books by Sindiwe Magona
Loyiso MkizeLoyiso Mkize
Visual artist, fine artist, graphic designer, storyteller, and cultural activist.
Books by Loyiso Mkize
Lebohang MasangoLebohang Masango
Author, academic, anthropologist, poet, literacy advocate, Zanele Mbeki fellow, World Read Aloud Day Ambassador, Volunteers Advocate for Unicef South Africa, and feminist activist.
Books by Lebohang Masango
Paddy BoumaPaddy Bouma
Lithographer, printmaker, illustrator, fine artist, writer of alternative comics, and mentor of budding artists.
Books by Paddy Bouma
Richard RiveRichard Rive
Winner of scholarships at post-graduate and post-doctoral levels; visiting professor, excellent sportsman, influential thinker; fervent supporter of development in South Africa.
Richard Rive was murdered in 1989.
Books by Richard Rive
Mohale MashigoMohale Mashigo
Novelist, storyteller, writer, singer-songwriter, scriptwriter, award winner.
Books by Mohale Mashigo
Masabata MokgesiMasabata MokgesiMultilingual African languages enthusiast, poet, avid reader. A professional language practitioner, Masabata specialises in Sesotho/English translation, interpreting and voice-overs.
Books by Masabata Mokgesi
Gcina MhlopheGcina Mhlophe
Author, poet, playwright, director, performer and internationally-renowned storyteller, activist, feminist.
Books by Gcina Mhlophe
Elinor SisuluElinor Sisulu
Writer, political analyst, human rights activist, ardent promoter of children’s literature by South African writers.
Books by Elinor Sisulu
Dale BlankenaarDale Blankenaar
Picture book illustrator, designer, art director, award winner.
Books by Dale Blankenaar
Clyde BeechClyde Beech
Comic book artist, illustrator, visual storyteller, digital painter.
Books by Clyde Beech
Buhle NgabaBuhle Ngaba
Actor, author, playwright, Kanna Theatre Award winner, feminist, and storyteller.
Books by Buhle Ngaba
Nomvula MasimulaNomvula Masimula
Translator, Editor, Educator, Storyteller, Feminist, Publishing graduate
Books by Nomvula Masimula
Ben TurokBen Turok
Intellectual, activist, ex-Minister of Parliament, ex-co-chairman of the parliamentary joint committee on ethics.
Books by Ben Turok
Alan DurantAlan Durant
Children’s author, poet, creative writing tutor, award winner.
Books by Alan Durant