Author Archives: Alexander Matthews

A powerful portrait of the immigrant experience: “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” reviewed

This is easily one of the best debut novels of the year: an unflinching, lyrical dissection of tragedy and trauma — large and small.

The golden light of Los Angeles​

I’m obsessed with LA’s light: languorous, golden, and lingering long after sunset.

Transforming The Wilds: A Q&A with artist James Delaney

A once-dangerous and overgrown park is now a vibrant sanctuary for all.

Redi Tlhabi: Loving a tsotsi

Redi Tlhabi’s memoir, Endings and Beginnings is a powerful tale of love, loss and healing.

“Don’t be afraid of making mistakes” and other secrets to great cooking

Acclaimed chef Franck Dangereux shares indispensable advice for the kitchen as he reflects on a lifelong love of food.

What to Expect When You Visit Bob Marley’s Homeland

Omnipresent “One Love”, sultry beaches, spicy food — and more.

Justice Cameron: Judge of character

Justice Edwin Cameron’s book, Justice, explores the power of South Africa’s constitution.