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2013 Franschhoek Literary Festival Programme Now Live

The programme for this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival is now live on the FLF homepage. An annual long weekend packed with literary events, the 2013 festival takes place from 17 to 19 May. Remember to check back from time to time for any additions or amendments to the programme.

Tickets can be booked through Web Tickets from Friday 15 March. We look forward to welcoming you in Franschhoek!

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Some 2013 programme highlights:

FRIDAY 17 MAY 2013

The Limpopo Academy of Private DetectionInheriting the EarthJourney from DarknessRide the TortoiseThe MallThe Shining Girls

When the Sea is Rising RedFor the Mercy of WaterGem Squash TokolosheThis Way UpStrange Fruit

Alexander McCall Smith: The bestselling author is also an unforgettable speaker. This is the first of two chances to be royally entertained by him with Jenny Crwys-Williams asking the questions.

New voices at the FLF: Sue Grant-Marshall chats to Jill Nudelman (Inheriting the Earth), Gareth Crocker (Journey From Darkness) and Liesl Jobson (Ride the Tortoise) about their new books.

Dystopia in science fiction: Five top SF authors dissect the futures they predict, with Sarah Lotz (The Mall) chairing: Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls), Cat Hellisen (The Sea is Rising Red), Karen Jayes (For the Mercy of Water) and Rachel Zadok (Sister-Sister).

Three writers walk into a book deal…: Sarah Lotz, Paige Nick and Helen Moffett talk about the exciting international publishing deal for their fun and feisty choose-your-own-adventure erotica series A Girl Walks Into… and how it’s giving them what all writers crave – the freedom to write full-time.

Saturday 18 MAY 2013

Killing for ProfitRat RoadsThe Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the GodsHow to Fix South AfricaHomemaking for the Down-at-Heart Home RemediesThe Spiral House The Book of HappenstanceDie boek van toeval en toeverlaatWolf, WolfWolf, WolfShadowSkaduweeLabyrinthHouse of Silk

SOS Africa: Julian Rademeyer (Killing for Profit), Jacques Pauw (Rat Roads) and Jamala Safari (The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods) wrestle with the extent of some of our continent’s problems, chaired by Ray Hartley, former editor of the Sunday Times and The Times.

Literary lionesses of False Bay: Ann Donald of Kalk Bay Books, who knows them well, talks to novelists Finuala Dowling (Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart), Diane Awerbuck (Home Remedies) and Claire Robertson (The Spiral House).

Found in translation: Editor Lynda Gilfillan asks Afrikaans authors Ingrid Winterbach (The Book of Happenstance/Die boek van toeval en toeverlaat), Eben Venter (Wolf Wolf / Wolf Wolf) and Carel van der Merwe (Shadow/Skaduwee) whether translations do their original versions justice.

Bestsellers: World bestsellers Kate Mosse (the Languedoc Trilogy, of which Labyrinth was the first) and Anthony Horowitz, polymath author of over 35 books as well as many TV and movie scripts, plays and journalism, talk to Jenny Crwys-Williams.

Sunday 19 MAY 2013

The Second World WarOnly the DeadHope and FearA Bantu in My BathroomPrecedent and PossibilityHHhHThe Great African SocietyThe Zuma Moment and the Road to MangaungA Piece of the PieExtreme EnvironmentWild LawRediscovery of the OrdinarySounds of a Cowhide Drum /  Imisindo Yesighubu Sesikhumba Senkomo

How have wars changed over the past century?: Antony Beevor in conversation with Hamilton Wende.

Liberal: fine ideal or dirty word?: Expect a fiery debate as Tony Leon and Eusebius McKaiser square up to each other again with Dennis Davis in the chair.

HHhH: Laurent Binet, whose novel HHhH about the assassination of Heydrich won the Prix Goncourt for a first novel in 2010, in conversation with Tymon Smith.

The Great African Society: Francis Wilson chairs this discussion between Hlumelo Biko, one of our country’s vibrant new voices, and Aubrey Matshiqi.

To frack or not to frack: Former Business Day editor and Karoo resident Tim Cohen undertakes what is bound to be a fracktious debate between Ivo Vegter (Extreme Environment), environmental lawyer Cormac Cullinan and Jonathan Deal of the Treasure Karoo Action Group.

Writing Africa: Njabulo Ndebele, one of our country’s literary icons, in conversation with Oswald Mtshali and Mtutuzeli Nyoka.

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  • How to Fix South Africa: The country’s leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs edited by Ray Hartley
    EAN: 9780620549882
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  • A Bantu in My Bathroom: Debating Race, Sexuality and Other Uncomfortable South African Topics by Eusebius McKaiser
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