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NB Authors at the 2012 Open Book Festival (20-24 September)

PhilidaMankepank en ander verseSpeurhond Willem in New York7 DaeHaai KarooThe Toxic Mix

When in Broad Daylight I Open My EyesPiekniek by HangklipLessons with LiamOorvloedMaalGroundwork

Dark Poppy's DemiseBeauty's GiftBikoLove in the Time of TreasonJoe SpeedbootDie dag toe ek my hare los gemaak hetBloots

NB Publishers will be at this year’s Open Book Festival, which runs from 20 – 24 September at several venues in the Cape Town city centre. André Brink (Philida), Deon Meyer (7 Dae) and Antjie Krog (Mankepank en ander verse) are among the authors participating.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

SCHOOLING – BOOKS FOR THE PEOPLE

Venue: Fugard Ground
Time: 12.00 PM – 1:00 PM
Price: R30

Mignon Hardie (FunDza Literacy Trust) and Yoliswa Dwane (Chairperson of Equal Education) discuss. Chaired by Graeme Bloch (author of Toxic Mix)

ANJALI JOSEPH – ANOTHER COUNTRY

Venue: The Book Lounge
Time: 12.00 PM – 1:00 PM
Price: Free Event

Anjali Joseph, author of Another Country, discusses her novel with Nicole Strauss (Maal).

EDINBURGH WORLD WRITERS’ CONFERENCE: SHOULD LITERATURE BE POLITICAL?

Venue: The Fugard Theatre
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Price: Free Event

Keynote Speakers: Antjie Krog (Mankepank en ander verse) and Njabulo Ndebele. Following the addresses, the session will be opened to the floor. Chaired by Judith February.

POETRY AND PROSE – READINGS BY AUTHORS

Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 8.15 PM – 9:15 PM
Price: R30

Lola Shoneyin, Lionel Shriver, Rustum Kozain (Groundwork), Anjali Joseph and Deji Olukton read selected pieces from their work. Chaired by Helen Moffett.

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Friday, 21 September

TALKING FRENCH FOOD – JOANNE HARRIS AND MARLENE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

Venue: Fugard First
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: R30

Joanne Harris and Marlene van der Westhuizen (Oorvloed) talk to each other about the French food they love and the books that resulted from that.

ANDRÉ P BRINK: PHILIDA – BILINGUAL LAUNCH

Venue: The Fugard Theatre
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Price: R40

André Brink launches his Man Booker longlisted novel, Philida, in the company of Tracey Randle and Willemien Brummer (Die dag toe ek my hare los gemaak het). He will be fielding questions in English and Afrikaans.

ETIENNE VAN HEERDEN – HAAI KAROO

Venue: The Fugard Theatre
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: R40

Etienne van Heerden, skrywer van Haai Karoo, in gesprek met Tim Huisamen tydens die bekendstelling van die boek.

EQUINOX 2: NEAL STEPHENSON – ANATHEM

Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: R30

Neal Stephenson, author of Anathem, talks to Greg Fried (When in Broad Daylight I Open My Eyes) about his book.

ASK THE CHEF

Venue: Fugard First
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: R30

Karen Dudley, Jenny Morris and Liam Tomlin (Lessons with Liam) answer foodie questions from the audience.

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

CO/MIX: THE ART OF CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION

Venue: The Bank
Time: 1:00 Pm – 2:00 PM
Price: Free Event

Emily Gravett, Chris Venter and Alex Latimer talk to Niki Daly about the challenges of the industry.

THE CRIME OF COLLABORATION

Venue: Fugard First
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: R30

Michael Sears (half of the team that makes up Michael Stanley), Lisa Lazarus and Greg Fried (writing together as Greg Lazarus) and Sarah Lotz (who has published several collaborative books) talk to Mike Nicol about the process of collaboration.

DEON MEYER – 7 DAYS

Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: R30

Deon Meyer, author of 7 Days (7 Dae), talks to Vicky Davis about his latest novel.

TOMMY WIERINGA – JOE SPEEDBOOT

Venue: Fugard Ground
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Price: R30

Tommy Wieringa, skrywer van Joe Speedoboot, in gesprek met Alfred Scaffer tydens die bekendstelling van die boek.

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Sunday, 23 September 2012

CENSORSHIP IN TEEN PUBLISHING

Venue: Fugard First
Time: 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM
Price: R30

Keith Gray and Sally Partridge (Dark Poppy’s Demise) speak to Verushka Louw about this controversial subject.

ESI EDUGYAN – HALF BLOOD BLUES

Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 12.00 PM – 1:00 PM
Price: R30

Esi Edugyan, author of Half Blood Blues, discusses her novel with Rustum Kozain.

ETONNANTS VOYAGEURS: WRITING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Venue: Fugard First
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: R30

Atiq Rahimi, Nédim Gürsel and Sindiwe Magona (Beauty’s Gift) discuss the issues and challenges of writing in a second language.

ETONNANTS VOYAGEURS: WRITING CONFLICT

Venue: Fugard Ground
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Price: R30

Anne Nivat, Atiq Rahimi, Edgar Morin and André Brink discuss the challenges of writing about conflict.

TALKING TURKEY: BEUKES, BROWN AND MEYER

Venue: The Fugard Theatre
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: R40

Deon Meyer, Andrew Brown and Lauren Beukes talk to Mervyn Sloman about their writing and more.

ASHRAF KAGEE – KHALIL’S JOURNEY

Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: R30

Ashraf Kagee discusses his book, Khalil’s Journey, with Zubeida Jaffer.

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Monday, 24 September

XOLELA MANGCU – BIKO: THE BIOGRAPHY

Venue: The Fugard Theatre
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: R40

Xolela Mangcu, talks to Christi van der Westhuizen about Biko: The Biography, at the launch of the book.

IS AFRIKANERS NOU PLESIERIG?

Venue: The Fugard Theatre
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: R30

Nicki Spies (skrywer van Seks: Nou wat is die eintlike storie?), Kerneels Breytenbach (bydraer tot Bloots) en Riana Barnard (uitgewer van Bloots) gesels oor seks in Afrikaans saam met Christi van der Westhuizen (White Power and the Rise and Fall of the National Party).

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