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Other books include:

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Short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2011

(Best First Book for Africa Region)


Short-listed for the M-Net Literary Awards 2011


Long-listed for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2011


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A Top Ten Sportsbook in the UK


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Nominated for the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa (“Africa’s Man Booker”)


Nominated for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award


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"This collection should be in all libraries, public and private, and ought to be available at all SA’s diplomatic offices.”

Financial Mail


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What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams

“More than just a coming-of-age novel, What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams is a wonderful affirmation of the human spirit, full of compassion and hope.”

 Aviva Lowy, Plus 61J

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What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams

"Assured, powerful and moving. The world of the child is created with delicacy and authenticity and the boy’s ‘super-hearing’ works extraordinarily well: it has a medical explanation, and yet that diagnosis doesn't begin to account for its complexity and metaphorical richness."

David Medalie

author of The Mistress’s Dog

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What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams

"Beautiful and profound. A richly complex and lyrical novel that is a portrait of the essential reckoning that the young must make with pain and suffering in order to fully inhabit their moral personhood."

Ceridwen Dovey

author of In the Garden of the Fugitives

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Leaning Into Love

"An immensely helpful offering… While the majority of the sage advice is delivered in the context of fictional couples, the broad principles of emotional attachment are easily transferable to any deep personal relationship—even the most secure will benefit from reading this offering."

Publishers Weekly

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The Fossil Artist

“[A] suspenseful and inventive story… The strength of Friedman’s unusual novel lies in its original and gripping plotline. It also has strong, well-conceived characters and contains passages of beautiful, descriptive prose… It is a complex and ambitious tale – filled with intriguing insights into human frailty and the pitfalls of hubris and obsession.”

Sawubona

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The Fossil Artist

“The read is simply exquisite. It will fascinate the anthropologist and warm the hearts of those who are the keepers of their families.”

Pretoria News

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The Piano War

The Piano War is a tale of love and destiny, impressive in its geographical sweep and detail.”

 Sunday Independent

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Madiba's Boys

★★★★★


Brilliant... The biographical detail is often fascinating... Better than that, this is also a social history of a country coming to terms with itself after years of violent political upheaval... This is not just a the-ball-came-over-and-I-hit-it biography – it is a fully fledged human drama with an incredible backdrop.”

Total Football

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A Writer in Stone

"A moving and unusual tribute to an extraordinary man."

Sunday Times

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What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams

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"Friedman’s prose effortlessly draws readers into this captivating storyWhat the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams is a riveting story that takes readers through a vivid world as it is seen through a young boy’s imaginative eyes. This is an evocative novel with a creative plot and engrossing characters."

Literary Titan

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What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams

"A moving, sensitive account of a child comprehending his startling circumstances… At once heartbreaking and redemptive. Graeme Friedman is a gifted storyteller."

Kate Rossmanith

author of Small Wrongs

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Leaning Into Love

"Wonderful and poignant. The authors have introduced some incredibly addictive characters to explore the issues—I loved these people, I loved reading about their lives, understanding their relationships and seeing how they interacted with each other. I loved the buoyancy of their exchanges and the way that they managed to negotiate each other in such a sensitive fashion."

Reviews from a Serial Reader

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Leaning Into Love

"You will feel good when you reach the last page, as if your humanity has, in some intricate and heart-warming way, been affirmed."

Sunday Times Books

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The Fossil Artist

"The present, recent past and pre-history are linked in this fascinating book"

Dries Brunt, The Citizen

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The Piano War

“It’s a love story – the most remarkable and gripping I have come across in my newspaper career.”

The Star

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The Piano War

Out of pure fear I read The Piano War in one night, scared that these two lovers would never see each other again. And immediately the next day began reading again from the beginning because the book is precisely as Alessandro Baricco says, ‘A perfect balm. The fixed exactitude of reading as a suture for terror.’ ... Friedman’s historical research is above suspicion ... As a reconstruction of the love and pain of ordinary people during wartime, The Piano War is a gripping, suspenseful work.”

Die Burger

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A Writer in Stone

"A richly varied tribute ... some true gems to be found."

JM Coetzee

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