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Franschhoek Literary Festival

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New Faces at the Franschhoek Literary Festival

Two of the top international authors coming to the 2014 Franschhoek Literary Festival are Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler’s List, and top Israeli writer Shifra Horn.

This year’s festival takes place between 16 and 18 May.

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Keneally, who hails from Australia, is best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler’s List, which Steven Spielberg adapted into an award-winning film.

Keneally has published 56 other titles, including novels, non-fiction and children’s books, and is an outspoken doyen of wordsmiths with a huge sense of humour, who has wowed literary festivals world-wide.

Readers can hear him speaking to Mike Wills of 567 Cape Talk on Friday, 16 May, in Masterwriter Australia and on Saturday in The Territorial Imperative with Yewande Omotoso and Richard de Nooy, chaired by the equally outspoken Zukiswa Wanner.

Shifra Horn is a leading Israeli women author, who has also lived in New Zealand and Japan. As a leukaemia survivor, Horn has a unique world vision and approach to life.

Readers can hear her speak on Friday, 16 May, in Identity: cultural resource or confinement?, in which she, Njabulo Ndebele and Richard de Nooy will discuss an issue all South Africans grapple with, chaired by broadcaster, writer and film-maker Kgomotso Matsunyane.

Visit our website at and take a look at the 175 authors coming this year.

Don’t miss this great annual celebration of writers and reading!

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