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NB Publishers’ Authors at Open Book Festival 2013 (7-11 September)

The 2013 Open Book Festival is being held in Cape Town from Saturday 7 to Wednesday 11 September. NB Publishers’ authors to look out for at the festival include Dianne Hofmeyr, Finuala Dowling, Gail Schimmel, Ilza Roggeband, Ingrid Mennen, Kerneels Breytenbach, Kgebetli Moele, Mukoma wa Ngugi, Nathan Trantraal, Niq Mhlongo, Rachel Zadok, Rustum Kozain, SA Partridge, Songeziwe Mahlangu and Abraham H de Vries.

The Name of the Tree is BojabiHomemaking for the Down-at-Heart Whatever Happened to the Cowley Twins?Noot vir doodBen and the WhalesHartlandUntitledKilling SaharaChokers en survivorsWay Back HomeSister-SisterGroundworkSharp EdgesPenumbraMaar wie snoei die rose in die nag?

Saturday 7 September

YOUTH FEST: DIANNE HOFMEYR
Venue: Central Library – Children’s Library
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Price: Free entry
Dianne Hofmeyr reads from the Magical Bojabi Tree (ages 3 – 8).

YOUTH FEST: DIANNE HOFMEYR
Venue: Central Library – Children’s Library
Time: 12 PM to 1 PM
Price: Free entry
Dianne Hofmeyr reads from Oliver Strange (ages 8 – 12).

POETICA: POETRY READING
Venue: Fugard Annexe 2
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Price: R30
Khadija Heeger, KB Kilobyte and Rustum Kozain read selections of their work.

YOUTH FEST: INGRID MENNEN
Venue: Book Lounge
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Price: Free entry
Storytime at the Book Lounge with Ingrid Mennen (age: 3 to 7).

MUKOMA WA NGUGI
Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Price: R30
Judge Dennis Davis interviews Mukoma wa Ngugi about Killing Sahara.

WRITER SPORTS 1
Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 8 PM to 9 PM
Price: R30
Lauren Beukes, Imraan Coovadia, Gareth Crocker, Sarah Lotz, Niq Mhlongo, Fiona Snyckers and Will Storr write live on stage. Audience suggests style and genre! MC – Ben Williams

Sunday 8 September

HE BUTCHERED MY NOVEL
Venue: Fugard Annexe 1
Time: 12 PM to 1 PM
Price: R30
Kgebetli Moele discusses his latest novel, Untitled, with butcher/editor/publisher, James Woodhouse.

FUTURE OF LITERATURE 3: SHORT STORIES
Venue: Fugard Annexe 1
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Price: R30
Microwave Literature: Arthur Attwell talks to Diane Awerbuck, Ros Haden, Reneilwe Malatji and Rachel Zadok about the future of reading and writing.

YOUTH FEST: SALLY PARTRIDGE
Venue: Book Lounge
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
Price: Free entry
Verushka Louw talks to Sally Partridge about her brand new YA novel, Sharp Edges, at the launch of her book.

Monday 9 September

HONGER VIR MISDAADFIKSIE?
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Price: R40
Uitgewer Etienne Bloemhof gesels met Kerneels Breytenbach, die gesoute Afrikaanse misdaadskrywers Deon Meyer en Karin Brynard en nuweling Ilza Roggeband oor hul nuutste misdaadromans en die groeiende gewildheid van dié genre.

WRITINGS OF WRONGS
Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Price: R30
Reflections on South Africa’s transformation permeate the fiction and non-fiction of Hlumelo Biko, Kgebetli Moele, Niq Mhlongo and Nthikeng Mohlele. Meg Samuelson chairs a discussion about the critique of our society inherent in the work of four very different writers.

CRIME WRITERS
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 12 PM to 1 PM
Price: R40
Angela Makholwa, Henning Mankell, Mukoma wa Ngugi and Ian Rankin discuss their latest novels with Ann Donald.

SONGEZIWE MAHLANGU
Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Price: R30
Shaun Johnson interviews exciting new kid on the block, Songeziwe Mahlangu, about his astonishing debut, Penumbra.

NIQ MHLONGO
Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
Price: R30
Mervyn Sloman interviews Niq Mhlongo about Way Back Home.

THE GAUTRAIN COMETH
Venue: Fugard Annexe 2
Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
Price: R30
James Hendry, Gail Schimmel, Boykey Sidley and Fiona Snyckers talk to Nancy Richards about their latest novels.

Tuesday 10 September

AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY
Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Price: R30
NoViolet Bulawayo, Kgebetli Moele, Yewande Omotoso and Jamala Safari break out of the continental box. Chaired by Rachel Holmes.

PEN DIALOGUE: GILLIAN SLOVO AND NIQ MHLONGO
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 12 PM to 1 PM
Price: R40
The Politics of Literature and the Literature of Politics: Niq Mhlongo and Gillian Slovo talk to Derrick Higginbotham.

WRITING FOR CHILDREN
Venue: Fugard Annexe 1
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
Price: R30
Polly Dunbar, Dianne Hofmeyr and Sally Partridge talk to Verushka Louw about the challenges of writing for different age groups.

GAIL SCHIMMEL
Venue: Fugard Annexe 2
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
Price: R30
Shado Twala discusses Whatever Happened to the Cowley Twins? with author Gail Schimmel.

MML YOUTH LITERATURE AWARDS
Venue: Central Library – Upstairs
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
Price: Free entry
MML Youth Literature Awards: Announcement of the 2013 winners for the youth novel genre with guest speaker Finuala Dowling.

BIG ISSUE PRESENTS: CAPE TOWN WRITING
Venue: Fugard Annexe 1
Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
Price: R30
Songeziwe Mahlangu, Jason Staggie and Nathan Trantraal talk to Toni Stuart about the many faces of Cape Town.

Wednesday 11 September

YOUTH FEST: INGRID MENNEN
Venue: Central Library – Children’s Library
Time: 9 AM to 10 AM
Price: Free entry
Ingrid Mennen reads to the little ones from her work (ages 3 – 8).

BOOK CLUB MORNING 4
Venue: Book Lounge
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Price: Free entry
Mukoma wa Ngugi, Ian Rankin and Michele Rowe talk to Megan Hitchin about their latest novels.

OTHER VOICES
Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 12 PM to 1 PM
Price: R30
Karina Brink discusses finding the voices that drive their novels with Kgebetli Moele, Sunjeev Sahota and Rachel Zadok.

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!
Venue: Fugard Studio
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Price: R30
NoViolet Bulawayo, Teju Cole, Tope Folarin and Mukoma wa Ngugi discuss the intersection of national identity and place. Chaired by Yewande Omotoso.

YA MASTERCLASS
Venue: Central Library – Upstairs
Time: 3 PM to 5 PM
Price: Free entry
YA Masterclass facilitated by Sally Partridge, Sarah Lotz and Cat Hellisen. Space is limited! RSVP to sallypar@gmail.com.

ABRAHAM H DE VRIES
Venue: Fugard Annexe 2
Time: 4 PM to 5 PM
Price: R30
Abraham H. de Vries bespreek sy splinternuwe kortverhaalbundel, Maar wie snoei die rose in die nag?, met Danie Marais.

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