This year’s Durban International Film Festival was not just a victory for cinema, but for books too. It was announced at the festival that Charlie Human’s Apocalypse Now Now will be converted to film and directed by the screenwriter behind District 9, Terri Tatchell. GG Alcock’s memoir, Third World Child: Born White, Zulu Bred, will also hit the big screen and will be helmed by British producers. He’s one of South Africa’s most active authors on social media, and readers have been waiting a long time for literary legend Zakes Mda to pen his thoughts in a new book. Umuzi will be publishing a new work of historical fiction called Little Suns. The book, which will be released in December, is rooted in 19th-century South Africa and weaves together crime-solving investigative elements and a love story. Hosted in Johannesburg for the first time, the SA Book Fair brings together some of the country’s (and the world’s) best writers, readers and publishers between July 31 and August 2. Held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, there is something for ardent bookworms, as well as the reluctant new reader. Head to southafricanbookfair.co.za for info and ticket information.