Robin is also the author of South African beat classic "Tight Lines", and "Kelp", a collection of poems and short stories.
They are now both available from the online store.
0/60 ... an auspicious start to a literary career .....
He was first published at school in English Alive, and has appeared in various poetry magazines such as Carapace, Leaves to a Tree and various lifestyle magazines. Download this sample chapter in .pdf format.
|Auld's suggestive narrative doesn't pussy-foot around – he tells it like it is or was, whether it's about male bonding or white trash. What's refreshing is that he doesn't bow down to any politically correct god and there are no sacred cows ...
Auld has an easy turn of phrase and the novel unfolds with a natural rhythm that makes reading a pleasure ...
Auld's literary debut is welcome.
Jane Mayne, The Cape Times
Cape Town rocker Robin Auld has finally published his first novel. In an interview between gigs at the National Arts Festival, the twice married, twice divorced songwriter, surfer and (how's this!) stinky visserman, talks about Tight Lines. I've read it and it's an uncompromising, up-yours, brutally honest etc. look at the lives of wit okes in Azania. Its a shtonking
read ... not really recommended for sensitive lefties. Robin calls it our very own "beat generation" genre of writing. It has a lekka sif ending in the Eastern Cape where hardly anybody gets out alive.
A rare find -- a book that makes you laugh and wonder at life in sunny South Africa ...
- The adoration of the daisies
- Dead bug flying
- Night fishing on the Sunderland
- The Exile of Sheikh Yusuf
- Grandmother killed by shark as big as helicopter
- The boatbuilders
- The Curse of the Green Parrot
- Psalm 23 for guitarists.