Die Laughing is the fourth of the annual SHORT.SHARP.STORIES anthologies.
In this anthology, of wit, satire and humour, writers have poked a little fun at our crazy country, at our politics, our idiosyncrasies, our down-right ridiculous habits. A number of stories look on the lighter, brighter side of life, and, of course, dark humour is included too, irony and tragi-comedy — all with a strong sense of the South African setting.
With a foreword by our National Treasure, Evita Bezuidenhout, an introduction by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, and stories by new voices as well as prize-winning authors, including Greg Lazarus, Gail Schimmel, Fred Khumalo, Stephen Symons, Kobus Moolman, Ofentse Ribane, Barbara Erasmus and Diane Awerbuck, DIE LAUGHING is another stand-out anthology.
On another positive note, we are pleased to announce that ADULTS ONLY won the coveted 2016 NIHSS Award (National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences Award) in the category Best Edited Collection, and two contributors to INCREDIBLE JOURNEY — Bongani Kona and Lidudumalingani — were nominated for the 2016 Caine Prize. Lidudmalingani was named as the Winner of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing.
Joanne Hichens, curator of the SHORT.SHARP.STORIES awards, is an author, editor and creative-writing teacher. She has edited four short-story anthologies, including Bloody Satisfied and Adults Only. Her fourth novel, SWEET PARADISE, was published in 2016.