Ivor W. Hartmann is a Zimbabwean writer, editor, publisher, and visual artist. Awarded The Golden Baobab Prize (2009), finalist for the Yvonne Vera Award (2011), selected for The 20 in Twenty: The Best Short Stories of South Africa’s Democracy (2014), awarded third in the Jalada Prize for Literature (2015), and Nommo Awards nomination (2017). His works have appeared in many publications. He runs the StoryTime micro-press, publisher of the African Roar and AfroSF series of anthologies. He is a founding member of the African Speculative Fiction Society, and on the advisory board of Writers International Network Zimbabwe.

30 March 2011

New post at African Writing: A Must-Read African authors books list

"Awhile back there was a 100 must-read books list purportedly (it turned out not to be) from the Beeb doing the facebook rounds, and now its back in the form of an app. What greatly disappointed me then, and now, was the total absence of African authors on that list. So to remedy this dire oversight, and with your help, I’m composing a collective and unlimited African authors only must-read books list..." Read More.

26 March 2011

Two interviews at Kubatana "Inspiration is everywhere" and "Inside/Out"

Inspiration is everywhere - Interview with Ivor Hartmann: "As a creative person what inspires you?: I think it’s more a question of what doesn’t inspire me, as I am daily inspired by what I see, read, and experience personally. It could be anything really, the glint of sun off a wet road, the smell of rain, a great line of writing... We live in such an amazing world it’s hard not to be inspired on a daily basis if you are observant." Read More.

Inside/Out with author, editor and publisher Ivor W. Hartmann: "What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?: Realising your dreams requires hard work and persistence above all else." Read More.

New post at African Writing: Seven effective habits of happily unsuccessful people

"A self-help satire that in all probability is never coming to a book-store’s self-help section near you..." Read More.

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