Sue Grant-Marshall


Reading Matters

Ivan Vladislavic, author extraordinaire and winner of many – if not most – of SA’s literary awards, has in ‘ The Near North’( Picador Africa), in Jacob Dlamini’s words delivered ‘ some of the most moving prose ever written about this former mining town.’ The author has, often notebook in hand, rambled through Joburg’s city streets, from Troyeville to Houghton, capturing their essence, from sordid dilapidation to moneyed glory. He […]

Sue Grant-Marshall is batty about books.

She’s been reading them avidly since she was four years old in Botswana’s Kalahari desert.  She’s written three books, the most recent is a biography of Lady Khama. Your People Will be My People: The Ruth Khama Story, is published by Protea Publishing House.

The other two books, published by Penguin are:  Mind the Gap and Mind over Money. Both deal with the gap between generations.

Sue is a multi-award winning journalist who started her career in The Argus newsroom, moved to The Star newspaper in 1974 and has subsequently written for Business Day, City Press, The Financial Mail and Fairlady magazine.

She has been hosting her popular weekly book show, Reading Matters, on Radio Today (1485 AM) since 2010. Prior to this she hosted a talk show on then rebel radio station, Capital Radio.

Sue, who was born and brought up in Botswana, is married to former Rand Daily Mail journalist, Don Marshall. Their daughter, Amy is a PhD environmentalist.

Sue’s passions, apart from her family, are reading, photography, jazz, movies, the theatre and camping. Her happiest times are spent in the bush and she loves nothing better than to sit around a campfire, listening to jackals howling and owls hooting.

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