Wordweaver is a new Namibian Publishing House which was launched in Windhoek on 17 March 2012. Unlike most existing publishing houses in Namibia who focus only on educational material, Wordweaver publishes a wide range of fiction genres. Wordweaver was established as a response to the incredible talent of Namibian writers and the difficulties they faced in getting published. Visit the Wordweaver website here:
In addition to writing short stories, John Eppel is also an award-winning poet and novelist. His first novel, D.G.G. Berry’s The Great North Road (1992), won the M-Net Prize in South Africa. His second novel, Hatchings (1993), was short-listed for the M-Net Prize and his third novel, The Giraffe Man (1994), has been translated into French.
His first poetry collection, Spoils of War (1989), won the Ingrid Jonker Prize. Other poems have been featured in anthologies that include The Heart in Exile South African Poetry in English 1990-1995 (1996) and Intwasa Poetry (2008) while his short stories have appeared in anthologies that include Short Writings from Bulawayo (2003), Short Writings from Bulawayo II (2005). Writing Now: More Stories from Zimbabwe (2005), Short Writings from Bulawayo III (2006), Laughing Now (2008), and Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe (2008). His latest published novel is Absent: The English Teacher.
Read an interview with John Eppel here: http://conversationswithwriters.blogspot.com/2007/02/interview-with-poet-novelist-and.html
Books authored by John Eppel
- Absent. The English Teacher
ISBN 9781779220820 | 164 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2009 | Weaver Press, Zimbabwe | Paperback
ISBN 9780797430396 | 136 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2006 | amabooks Publishers, Zimbabwe | Paperback
- Songs My Country Taught Me
Collected Poems 1965-2005
ISBN 9781779220387 | 148 pages | 216 x 140 mm | B/W Illustrations | 2005 | Weaver Press, Zimbabwe | Paperback
ISBN 9780797442283 | 176 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2011 | amabooks Publishers, Zimbabwe | Paperback
- White Man Crawling
ISBN 9780797433908 | 96 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2007 | amabooks Publishers, Zimbabwe | Paperback