Paper Magazine
The Devils Chimney

When South African author Anne Landsman says that writing her stunning novel, The Devils Chimney (Soho Press) , was like dreaming," she isn't kidding.

Publishers Weekly
The Devil's Chimney

Hubris, madness and ruin in South Africa come urgently alive in Landsman's im-pressive debut. The physical terrain of the Karoo region and the country's...

Leadership Magazine
The Devil's Chimney

This book by a South African expatriate, due to be published in the US shortly, suggests that the critic Fredric Jameson may not have been so far wrong when he put for-ward that magic realism has become the literary language of the emergent post- colonial world.

"Anne Landsman on Myths and Magic"

First-time author Anne Landsman grew up in Worcester, 'but that wasn't the real me', Writing about her novel The Devil's Chimney (Soho Press)

The Miami Herald
"Passion, tragedy by the Cango Caves"

Set in the vast, harsh landscape of the South African veld, Anne Landsman's remarkable first novel is a transforming allegory of passion and transgression, retribution and redemption.

The New Yorker
The Devil's Chimney

This first novel, narrated by the alcoholic, semideranged Connie Lambrechht, brings to mind the parabolic prose of Alice Munro and the scarifying vision of J.

The Times
"A Rare Feather in Her Cap"

The Devil's Chimney is an allegory for the structure of South African society in this century. The novel's spine is a set of rumbling racial distinctions tacked up like old bricks...