Ivan VladislaviĆ was born in Pretoria in 1957 and lives in Johannesburg. His fiction includes The Restless Supermarket, The Exploded View, Double Negative, 101 Detectives, The Loss Library, and Flashback Hotel. In 2006, he published Portrait with Keys: The City of Johannesburg Unlocked. He has edited and contributed to books on architecture and art, and has collaborated with visual artists. Vladislavić has received the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the Alan Paton Award, the University of Johannesburg Prize, and, most recently, a 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for fiction.
an extract from The FollyBy Ivan Vladislavić
out now from Archipelago Books Malgas donned his overalls and went next door. He found Nieuwenhuizen lying on his side in the shade under the hedge. He appeared to be sleeping, but as Malgas drew near he raised his head and opened his eyes.