“… an extraordinary mix of 23 stories, ranging from bizarre and excruciatingly funny to insightful and poetically touching.
On the whole, it is a solid collection the country’s contemporary literary scene can be proud of.”
- Sunday Times
Grace comes to her own realisation of the importance of people who care, as she tells the story of sisters Shardonnay and Crystal as they struggle with issues of absue. Joanne Hichen’s youth novel was originaly short-listed for the Sanlam Youth Literature Award of 2006, and was recently publshied by Ransom Publishing, UK.
What a Gentleman (2008)
This gem of a picture book, written by Dianne Case, was illustrated by Joanne Hichens under the name Jo Harvey, and was issued by Maskew Miller Longman in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday in 2008. It’s published in all 11 official languages as a tribute to his generous spirit. Madiba rules!
Just Keep Breathing (2008)
Joanne Hichens’ ‘Doing it by the book’ features in this fantastic anthology of South African Birth stories, editied by Sandra Dodson and Rosamund Haden. From surrogate mothers to insemination, it’s a feast of stories recounting perhaps the most powereful and life-changing experience – Birth – and all the implications of having children for life! Published by Jacana.
Cover by Juergen Schabes
Bad Company (2009)
Watch out for upcoming crime-thriller fiction anthology of short stories, Bad Company, compiled by Joanne Hichens, to be brought out by Pan Macmillan in March, 2009. Contributors include Deon Meyer, Margie Orford and Meshack Masondo.