Elnathan’s #BOAT | The Autor | Review 2017


Literature from Africa in Berlin

NEWS! Elnathan’s #BOAT is moving to the Literaturhaus Berlin. Here, every quarter widely praised satirist, author of Born on a Tuesday and Caine Prize finalist Elnathan John leads through an evening of literature. In conversation with his guests from varied literary backgrounds and interests, he explores political and social questions of our times. Fiction, prose, poetry – join us for an astounding perspective on African literature.




25 April 2018 | 19.30 | Literaturhaus Berlin

Admission: € 5,-

The South Africa author has published four novels and a collection of short stories, that appeared in various international publications. She is currently completing a trio of no­vels about the entanglement of human and non-human lives in city spaces. The first two books in the trilogy, Nineveh and Green Lion, have been published internationally and translated into several languages. The third novel, Stone Plant, is due in 2018. Her apocalyptic story ‘Poison’ was awarded the 2008 Caine Prize for African Writing.











  • Green Lion
    Gallic Books, 2017
  • Nineveh
    Gallic Books, 2016
  • The Rock Alphabet
    Kwela Books, 2007
  • Nice Times!: A Book of South African Pleasures and Delights
    Double Storey, 2006
  • Shark’s Egg: A Novel
    Kwela Books, 2001