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NB Authors at Open Book Festival 2014 (17 – 21 September)

The 2014 Open Book Festival is being held in Cape Town this week, from Wednesday, 17 September, to Sunday, 21 September. NB has a great group of authors set to take part in the interesting events over the span of the festival, ranging from children’s book illustrators and Afrikaans poets to international literary stars Zakes Mda and Deon Meyer.

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Wednesday 17 September

Genius of the Short Story
Venue: Fugard Annexe 1
Price: R40
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Felicitas Hoppe, Karen Jennings and Billy Kahora discuss and read from their stories. Chaired by Rachel Zadok.

Afrikaanse Voorlesing
Venue: Fugard Studio
Price: R40
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM
Kom luister na André P. Brink, Karin Brynard, Henry Jack Cloete, Johan Vlok Louw, Jaco van Schalkwyk en Ingrid Winterbach.

Author as Ambassador

Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 8 PM – 9 PM
Zakes Mda and Deon Meyer talk to Margie Orford about representing South Africa to the rest of the world.

The Doctor Who Walked Away
Venue: Fugard Annexe 1
Price: R40
Time: 8 PM – 9 PM
City Press Non-fiction Award Winner Maria Phalime talks to Ferial Haffajee about Postmortem. Haffajee will also announce the winner of the 2014 City Press Tafelberg Non-fiction Award.

Thursday 18 September

Book Club Morning 2

Venue: The Book Lounge
Price: Free
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Sefi Atta, Fiona Leonard and Zukiswa Wanner. Chaired by Kgomotso Matsunyane.

This Day
Venue: Fugard Annexe 2
Price: R40
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Tiah Beautement launches her novel in the company of Zukiswa Wanner.

Surprising Diversions
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM
Rabih Alameddine, Geoff Dyer, Deon Meyer and Henrietta Rose-Innes share a passion unrelated to their work as writers. Chaired by Ben Williams.

Writer’s Rage
Venue: Fugard Annexe 1
Price: R40
Time: 8 PM – 9 PM
Zukiswa Wanner and Thando Mgqolozana discuss what’s really pissing them off as South African writers in the company of Mervyn Sloman.

Friday 19 September

Cry the Beloved Country
Venue: Fugard Studio
Price: R40
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM
Distance gives you an edge. Damon Galgut and Zakes Mda talk to Alison Lowry.

Saturday 20 September

Comics Fest: Gateway Reads
Venue: Homecoming Centre
Price: Free
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Shan Fischer, Simone Hough and Satoshi Kitamura discuss getting it right for children with Verushka Louw.

Ekow Duker and Zakes Mda
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Zethu Matebeni talks to a literary newbie and an icon of SA lit about their new novels.

I Write What I Like
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM
Sheng Keyi, Fiona Leonard and Niq Mhlongo discuss their respective novels with Derrick Higginbotham.

Poetica: The Buckfever Underground & Friends
Venue: Fugard Studio
Price: R40
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM
Join Toast Coetzer, Danie Marais, Shirmoney Rhode, Bibi Slippers and Jaco van Schalkwyk.

Fantasy and Crime Fiction: 2 Sides of the Same Coin?
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM
Raymond E Feist, Deon Meyer and Andrew Salomon discuss why crime is at the heart of fantasy and why crime fiction often ends with fantasy. Chaired by Greg Fried.

Fantasy and Crime Fiction: 2 Sides of the Same Coin?
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM
Raymond E Feist, Deon Meyer and Andrew Salomon discuss why crime is at the heart of fantasy and why crime fiction often ends with fantasy. Chaired by Greg Fried.

Writer Sports: Would I Lie to You?
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM
6 Authors, 2 Teams. Some lies. Some truth. Can you tell the difference? Featuring Mike Carey, Imraan Coovadia, Geoff Dyer, Sarah Lotz, Niq Mhlongo & Zukiswa Wanner. Ben Williams – MC.

Sunday 21 September

Diaspora and Back
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Price: R40
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM
Sefi Atta, Mandla Langa and Zukiswa Wanner discuss movement in their novels and in their lives with Nancy Onyango.

I Write What I Like
Venue: Fugard Annexe 2
Price: R40
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Carol-Ann Davids, Mandla Langa and Niq Mhlongo look at SA’s past. Chaired by Judith February.

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