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Neville Frankel is on Wikipedia

  |   On Writing

I am very excited to announce that I now have a Wikipedia page. Getting on Wikipedia is a bit daunting and it is by no means a sure thing. From what I understand, Wikipedia has three requirements: the information must be neutral, it must be...

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Future Challenges of South Africa

  |   Blog, On Writing, What I'm Thinking

In the last two years, I have spoken at all three Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes in Greater Boston–@Tufts University, @UMass Boston and @Brandeis University (BOLLI).  At each talk, participants have asked me: “Given all of the challenges facing South Africa, what is the future of...

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Bloodlines in Seattle

  |   PREVIOUS EVENTS

At my talk in Seattle, I spoke about Bloodlines and the history behind it. Several members of the audience talked to me afterwards about their sense of identification with the story. I was struck, as I have been over and over,  by the way people...

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Character-Driven Writing

  |   Blog, On Writing, What I'm Thinking

At last week’s meeting with a book group of early readers, there were several really interesting comments made about On The Sickle’s Edge. This particular group has been meeting for a long time–in fact our meeting marked their 30th anniversary. They’ve read and discussed hundreds...

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Writing as an Unfolding Enigma

  |   On Writing

One might suppose that the writer is aware of what he or she is doing, but that's not necessarily the case. One of the reasons I find the writing process so fascinating is that it is often a slowly unfolding enigma. I can't speak for...

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Dual Citizenship in South Africa and the Ironies of History

  |   Uncategorized

I was distracted this week from editing On The Sickle’s Edge by current happenings in South Africa, the location of my previous novel, Bloodlines.The ANC (African National Congress) has proposed changing South Africa’s constitution to disallow dual citizenship. South Africa’s population of 53,000,000 includes millions...

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