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NEW High SCHOOL Hall

[2]: Alexander McCall Smith (event for schools and adult fans)
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.

SCHOOL Hall
[1]: Science is cool (event for schools)
UCT Emeritus Professor George Ellis talks to two young scientists, Ethel Phiri of Stellenbosch and Jeff Murugan of UCT, and Business Day Science and Technology editor Sarah Wild, author of Searching African Skies, about science as an exciting profession.

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[3]: Paul Geraghty (for 5-10 year olds and anyone with a sense of humour)
The award winning author of The Hunter and Dinosaurs in Danger will delight and inspire young readers with his exuberant storytelling and illustrations. His picture books encourage children to read, write, draw and think creatively.

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[4]: Great Gardens of South Africa

Council Chamber
[5]: New voices at the FLF

Hospice Hall
[6]: Epidemics

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[8]: Surprise event (to be announced)

FRIDAY Writing WORKSHOPs


10h00-12h30 (Library) [7]: All About Writing workshop with Jo-Anne Richards & Fred de Vries (double session, R120)
A good story-teller can make us care about real-world issues, or about imagined people. Novelist Jo-Anne Richards and non-fiction writer Fred de Vries discuss how to get a story going, maintain the momentum and come to a dramatic climax and a satisfying resolution.

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Horticulturist Ida Raimondo discusses their gardening books with Nini Bairnsfather Cloete (Remarkable Gardens of SA), Jane Griffiths (Janes Delicious Garden, Delicious Herbs and Delicious Kitchen) and Bernadette le Roux (Roots, Shoots & Leaves).

Sue Grant-Marshall chats to Jill Nudelman (Inheriting the Earth), Gareth Crocker (Never Let Go) and Liesl Jobson (Ride the Tortoise) about their new books.

Howard Phillips of the Department of Historical Studies at UCT (Plague, Pox & Pandemics) gets into fascinating medical and social details with Jillian Reilly (Shame: Confessions of an aid worker in Africa).

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Friday 17 May

[9]: Rising eighteen


Samantha Page (editor, From Me to Me) joins comedian Nik Rabinowitz (South Africa: a long walk to a free ride), writer Osiame Molefe, author Fiona Snyckers (Team Trinity) and Athambile Masola (contributor to My First Time) to talk about surviving the final years at school.

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Michele Magwood introduces multi-talented Anthony Horowitz, best known for his Alex Rider series and The Power of Five supernatural thrillers, who will talk about his passion for creating spellbinding stories for devoted young fans and enticing new readers.

Childrens author Dianne Stewart and other storytellers for ages 5-9.

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[10]: The Power of Horowitz (event for schools)

[11]: Cooking up a storm


Irresistible and very different cookbooks with Sydda Essop (Karoo Kitchen), Jane-Anne Hobbs (Scrumptious) and Hilary Biller (Sunday Times FOOD Weekly Cookbook), chaired by food magazine editor Abigail Donnelly.

[12]: Assegais & commandos


Bill Nasson (The War for South Africa) takes a trip into our warlike past with Willem Steenkamp (Assegais, Drums & Dragoons) and Trevor Emslie, publisher of a new Afrikaans translation of Deneys Reitzs Commando. (In the audience will be Michael Reitz with his grandfathers Anglo Boer War Mauser).

[13]: Storytelling for little ones (free event)

[14]: New voices


Lynda Gilfillan introduces three new writers with a Cape focus: Claire Robertson (The Spiral House), Ashraf Kagee (Khalils Journey) and Mark Winkler (An Exceptionally Simple Theory [of Absolutely Everything]).

[15]: Ingrid Jonker: A Poets Life


Biographer Petrovna Metelerkamp in conversation with Ingrids daughter Simone.

14h30-17h00 (Library) [28]: The Suitcase Under the Bed Seminar (double session, R120)
Experienced publishers Alison Lowry and Tracey McDonald give practical advice about publishing for aspiring authors.

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[16]: Technology wizards (event for schools)


Toby Shapshak, editor of Stuff magazine, Marlon Parker, social entrepreneur and founder of community-oriented RLabs, and broadcaster Simon Dingle talk about the latest available technology.

[17]: Dystopia in science fiction (event for schools)


Five top s.f. authors dissect the futures they predict: Sarah Lotz (The Mall) Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls), Cat Hellisen (When the Sea is Rising Red), Karen Jayes (For the Mercy of Water) and Rachel Zadok (Sister-Sister).

[18]: Jane Raphaely unedited


Toni Younghusband in conversation with the doyenne of South African magazine editors about her autobiography.

[19]: Mampoer Shorts


Joining Wits journalism professor Anton Harber to talk about his new initiative publishing longform journalism online are Dutch author Fred de Vries, writer Osiame Molefe and travel writer Justin Fox (The Marginal Safari).

[20]: Crime conversation


Witness books editor Margaret von Klemperer (Just a Dead Man) talks crimewriting with Amanda Coetzee (Redemption Song), Consuelo Roland (Lady Limbo) and Rahla Xenopolous (Bubbles).

[21]: Home From Home


Rhodes professor of poetry Chris Mann and Julia Skeen present their multi art show.

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FRIDAY @ ART IN THE YARD gallery


14h30-15h30 [22]: A D Miller
in conversation with Ann Donald about his Booker-shortlisted novel Snowdrops.

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Friday 17 May

[23]: Surviving childhood

[24]: Trial by twitter

[25]: Carcassonne

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This event focuses on the devastation and effects of childhood trauma. Redi Thlabi (Endings & Beginnings) Martinique Stilwell (Thinking up a Hurricane) and Diane Awerbuck (Home Remedies), chaired by Melinda Ferguson.

Tweets are an instantaneous news medium with growing influence on public opinion. Fiona Snyckers quizzes Julian Rademeyer, Sam Wilson and non-tweeting journalist Ann Crotty about the pros and cons.

Novelist Christopher Hope chats to British author and playwright Kate Mosse about their engagement with France and one of its great historical cities.

Sarah Lotz, Paige Nick and Helen Moffett talk about the exciting international publishing deal for their fun and feisty choose-your-ownadventure erotica series A Girl Walks Into... and how its giving them what all writers crave the freedom to write full-time.

Anchien Troskie (Dis ek, Anna and Die Staat Teen Anna Bruwer), Ken Barris (Life Underwater) and Marguerite Poland (Taken Captive by Birds) in conversation with Jo-Anne Richards (The Imagined Child).

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[26]: Three writers walk into a book deal

[27]: Eastern Cape blues

[29]: Patricia Glyn


presents her riveting TEDx talk about what she learnt on her journey into the Kalahari with the late Khomani San leader, Dawid Kruiper, and his family.

16h00-17h00 [30]: flat water tuesday


John Maytham talks to UCT academic and literary agent Ron Irwin about his new novel.

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The combination of Sunday Times columnist Ndumiso Ngcobo and stand-up comedians Marianne Thamm and Nik Rabinowitz will have this audience laughing all the way home.

On a more serious note, John Linnegar of the Professional Editors Group talks to editor Maire Fisher, author/critic Brent Meersman (Reports Before Daybreak) and publishers Fourie Botha (Umuzi) and Colleen Higgs (Modjaji) about the local state of the art.

Sean Davison (Before We Said Goodbye, After We Said Goodbye) has been much in the news since his house arrest in New Zealand. Here he talks to Mignonne Breier (Letters to my Son) about the healing process of writing, chaired by Dawn Garisch (Eloquent Body).

Leonie Joubert discusses her important and timely book The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africas Cities with sustainable development specialist Michelle Matthews.

Jenny Crwys-Williams (JustJenny) and Jenny Hobbs (Napoleon Bones) two longstanding friends with a passion for promoting books and reading talk about their lives, their writing and the nuts and bolts of the FLF.

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[31]: Fifty shades of funny

[32]: Fiction editing in South Africa

[33]: Writing a path through grief

[34]: Feeding Africa

[35]: Jenny & Jenny

[36]: Poetry in the Screening Room


Mellow out for the evening with tasters of poetry by Oswald Mtshali (Sounds of a Cowhide Drum), Kerry Hammerton (These are the lies I told you), Gus Ferguson (Holding Pattern) and Justin Fox (The Marginal Safari).

friday Evening Events


18h00 FLF Wine Writers Prize presentation at Essence (By invitation only) 19h30 Sunday Times dinner at Reubens
Join Sunday Times for a literary evening at Reubens Restaurant & Bar: Antony Beevor, Anthony Horowitz and A D Miller in discussion with Tymon Smith. Tickets: R550 each for four courses with a welcome drink of Porcupine Ridge wine. To book, email goodtimes@sundaytimes.co.za

[37]: Leadership and corruption

[38]: World War II

[39]: 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 continents problems, chaired by Ray Hartley, former editor of the Sunday Times and The Times.

[40]: Drug muled

[41]: Literary lionesses of False Bay

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Saturday 18 May

Njabulo Ndebele (Fine Lines from the Box), David Lewis of Corruption Watch and A D Miller discuss these crucial issues of our time, chaired by Shaun Johnson of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

Distinguished war historian Antony Beevor (The Second World War) engages with French academic and novelist Laurent Binet (HHhH), chaired by Professor Bill Nasson of Stellenbosch (South Africa at War 1939-1945).

By the time Vanessa Goosen had spent 16 terrible years in a Thai prison, a lot of publishers were after her story but newbie Melinda Ferguson prevailed.

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).

[43]: Poetry in the Screening Room


Poets Antjie Krog and Ingrid de Kok in conversation and reading new work.

[45]: Alexander McCall Smith

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Michele Magwood engages with this most engaging of authors, polymath creator of The No 1 Detective Agency series and more than a hundred books (and counting) translated into over 45 languages.

[46]: Does patriarchy lead to sexual violence?


... or are submissive or absent mothers also at fault? A crucial debate for our troubled time between Redi Thlabi, Anchien Troskie and Casey B Dolan (An Appetite for Peas), chaired by Eusebius McKaiser (A Bantu in my Bathroom).

[47]: 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) and Carel van der Merwe (Shadow/Skaduwee) whether translations do their original versions justice.

[48]: Shock/horror
Lauren Beukes, winner of the 2012 Arthur C Clarke Award, delves into the underworld of techno-terror with the co-authors of The Mall and The Ward, Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg.

[49]: Karoo mosaic


Tim Cohen talks to writers whose books give intimate glimpses into Karoo lives: poet and activist Sydda Essop (Karoo Kitchen), poet Isobel Dixon (The Tempest Prognosticator) and Carol Campbell (My Childen Have Faces, about karretjie people).

[50]: Poetry in the Screening Room


Oswald Mtshali in conversation with Tessa Dowling about the republication of Sounds of a Cowhide Drum, now with Zulu translations.

19h30 Concert The Literary Liszt (NGK Church) R90, pay at the door
Pianist Christopher Duigan plays music with literary connections by Romantic virtuoso Franz Liszt. (70 minutes)

Thank you to the following establishments for their generously offered accommodation: Le Quartier Franais, Akademie Street Guest Houses, Auberge Clermont, Campbell House at La Fontaine, Cape Vue Guest House, Centre-Ville, The Corner House, Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Fransvliet Guest House, Gooding`s Groves Olive Farm B&B, La Bourgogne Farm Riverside Cottages, La Galinire, La Petite Ferme, La Terra De Luc, Lekkerwijn, Maison Chablis, Mont Rochelle, Oryx Apartments, Plumwood Inn, Protea Hotel Franschhoek, Reeden Lodge, Rickety Bridge, Rusthof Country House and The Ivy Apartments

Please see overleaf for remainder of Saturday events.

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SCHOOL Hall
[51]: How to fix South Africa

Church Hall
[52]: Bestsellers

Congregational Church
[53]: Pulp fiction

Council Chamber
[54]: Peacocking

Hospice Hall
[55]: Favourite poems

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[56]: New voices

SaturDAY WRiting WORKSHOP


10h00-12h00 [42]: Flash Memoir workshop (double event, R120)
Learn tools to access the core of your life story giving equal weight to the facts and the poetry of the matter with Dawn Garisch.

FRINGE EVENTS
SATURDAY 10h00-15h00 Live news sessions (Protea Hotel) (pay at the door)
Editor Martin Welz will chair four activistexperts talking about hot news stories. See poster in the Town Hall during the FLF or www.noseweek.co.za for details.

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This Sunday Times book is a collection of articles written by leading South Africans who suggest solutions. Dennis Davis talks possibilities with Moeletsi Mbeki, Hlumelo Biko and the former editor who commissioned them, Ray Hartley.

Bestsellers Kate Mosse (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.

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Enter the exciting world of African graphic novels as Sean OToole exchanges notes with enthusiasts Katie Reid, Stacy Hardy and Ashraf Jamal.

UCT linguists Rajend Mesthrie and Tessa Dowling rap about South Africas rich compost of languages, including township slang.

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Four poets Finuala Dowling (I Flying), Ingrid de Kok (Other Signs), Karen Press (Slowly, as if) and Danie Marais (In die buitenste ruimte) present their favourite poems.

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Sue Grant-Marshall of Radio Today talks to crime novelist Amanda Coetzee and medical specialist Mtutuzeli Nyoka who has written a first novel, A Hill of Fools.

TV alert: Ridley Scott filmed the Labyrinth mini series on location last year at the Cape Film Studios, and it will be on our screens soon.

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[57]: Ambassadors
SAs representatives come from both sides of the political divide. Mike Wills talks diplomacy with Melanie Verwoerd, former ambassador to Ireland (The Verwoerd who Toyi-Toyied) and Tony Leon who took on Argentina (The Accidental Ambassador).

[58]: What do publishers want?


Random House Struik MD Steve Connolly quizzes Melinda Ferguson (M F Books, a Jacana imprint with a focus on black womens stories), Debra Primo (UKZN Press) and American Ron Irwin, a UCT academic who teaches creative writing and doubles as a literary agent.

[59]: Prodigal Daughters


Palesa Morudu talks to Annemarie Wolpe, Gonda Perez and Ruth Carneson about their exiled lives during the Struggle, with editor Lauretta Ngcobo, Barbara Bell and Elizabeth Trew standing by.

[60]: Social issues in fiction


Lauren Beukes talks to Rebecca Davis about her new thriller, The Shining Girls, and using inventive fiction to explore big issues in an engaging way.

[61]: Wheres the chicken?


With a foreword by Mamphela Ramphele, this brief practical book with fresh perspectives on creating a safer society in South Africa is by two academics who know what theyre talking about: John Cartwright and Clifford Shearing. Ndumiso Ngcobo asks the questions.

[62]: Poetry in the Screening Room (to be announced)


Then/Now: Michael Cope (Ghaap; Sonnets from the Northern Cape) in an illustrated multimedia conversation with Bev Rycroft (missing).

Saturday @ ART IN THE YARD gallery


11h30-12h30 [44]: Taken Captive by Birds
John Maytham talks to the author of this childhood memoir Marguerite Poland and bird illustrator Craig Ivor, some of whose work will be exhibited.

Concert Schubert I: Withered flowers (NGK Church) R90, pay at the door
Pianist Albie van Schalkwyk joins Liesl Stoltz (flute) and Christopher Duigan to play Schuberts Trockne Blumen for flute and piano and Fantasia in F minor for four hands at one piano. (70 minutes)

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[63]: Dont touch me on my dog


How do we grow beyond the racism that still blights our country? Francis Wilson probes for answers from political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi, Eusebius McKaiser and Zapiro, the cartoonist who can make us cringe with a few pen strokes.

[64]: A sense of place


Christopher Hope engages with three authors whose recent novels have a strong sense of place: Ken Barris on growing up in PE, Alistair Morgan who sets The Land Within on a former family farm in the Karoo, and Ron Irwin who writes about an obsession with rowing in an American boys school.

[65]: Researching war and cities


Antony Beevor in conversation with Vivian Bickford-Smith of UCT.

[66]: Critics on critics


Sean OToole in conversation with Margaret von Klemperer, books editor of the Witness, and Fred de Vries (The Fred de Vries Interviews).

[67]: Haunted by waters


A treat for trout fishermen: John Maytham talks to Duncan Brown (Are Trout South African?) with doyen Tom Sutcliffe in attendance.

[68]: Author to author


Jo-Anne Richards in conversation with Rachel Zadok.

Saturday Evening Events


Sunday Times Literary Awards Shortlist announcement (Le Coq Restaurant, Huguenot Square) (By invitation only).

Ingrid Winterbach as writer and visual artist (IS Art Gallery)


A conversation between Ingrid and Lize van Robbroeck. Bookings: 021 876 8443. (Free event)

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literary festival
A celebration of books & writers

Sunday Events
11h30-12h30 Concert Schubert II: A consolation for our loneliness (NGK Church) R90, pay at the door
Christopher Duigan plays solo piano music by Schubert including Four Impromptus, selections from Moments musicaux and Drei Klavierstcke. (70 mins)

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Sunday 19 May

Wouldnt we all like to know? Moeletsi Mbeki and journalist Carol Paton take us behind the scenes, chaired by UCTs Richard Calland.

Christi van der Westhuizen of the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice and Suren Pillay of the Centre for Humanities Research at UWC in discussion with Xolela Mangcu about his recent biography.

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[69]: Whats going on in the ANC?

[70]: Steve Biko

[71]: A song of Africa


Izak Dinesen wrote, If I have a song of Africa, does Africa have a song of me? Marguerite Poland (Taken Captive by Birds) and Patricia Glyn (What Dawid Knew) tussle with the question.

[72]: How have wars changed over the past century?


Antony Beevor in conversation with Hamilton Wende.

[73]: Thomas Pringle


Bill Nasson talks to Randolph Vigne about his new biography Thomas Pringle, SA pioneer, poet and abolitionist.

18h00 Concert Voices for Africa FREE concert (NGK Church)


A celebratory event featuring some of Cape Towns most established operatic voices, including Beverley Chiat (soprano) with new talent from Anzwi Omzansi Africa National Singing Competition, a project initiated by Londonbased baritone Njabulo Madlala. The local Simunye Choir also feature in a selection of traditional songs Everyone welcome. (70 mins)

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Expect a fiery debate as Tony Leon and Eusebius McKaiser square up to each other again with Dennis Davis in the chair.

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[74]: Liberal: fine ideal or dirty word?

[75]: Literary prizes


Michele Magwood explores the substantial pros and sometimes-voiced cons with Kate Mosse, co-founder of the Womens Prize for Fiction, formerly the Orange Prize, and prizewinners Tan Twan Eng (The Garden of Evening Mists) and Finuala Dowling.

[76]: Digging for the truth


Investigative journalism under the spotlight with Jenny Crwys-Williams talking to Jacques Pauw, Julian Rademeyer and Antony Altbeker (Fruit of a Poisoned Tree).

[77]: Dis ek, Anna (tweetalig) Helen Naude in conversation with Anchien Troskie.

[78]: 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.

[79]: Poetry in the Screening Room


Joan Hambidge (Lot se vrou) and Isobel Dixon share poems and talk about nurturing new talent, being a critic as well as an artist, and their own poetic craft.

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in conversation with John Maytham.

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Sunday 19 May

Francis Wilson chairs this discussion between Hlumelo Biko, one of our countrys vibrant new voices, and Aubrey Matshiqi.

Journalist Gaye Davis conducts this quartet of spirited women writers: Pat Fahrenfort (A Spanner in the Works), Melanie Verwoerd and Melinda Ferguson (Hooked and Smacked).

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Christopher Hope who wrote the travel book in conversation with A D Miller.

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Jamala Safari and Hamilton Wende (Only the Dead) agonise about one of the scourges that ravage our continent, chaired by Ndumiso Ngcobo.

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[80]: The Great African Society

[81]: Anthony Horowitz

[82]: Feisty women

[83]: Moscow! Moscow!

[84]: Child soldiers

[85]: Poetry in the Screening Room


Three winners of SAs prestigious Ingrid Jonker prize in conversation. Finuala Dowling (I flying) asks Bev Rycroft (missing) and Megan Hall (Fourth Child) why grief, love and dark wit make the best poems.

Dinner with talk show host and author Jenny Crwys-Williams at Pierneef La Motte restaurant, R45 Main Road, Franschhoek Valley. Enjoy dinner with some of the best authors around and Porcupine Ridge wines. Phone Jade Horn on 076 780 6383 or email justjenny@iafrica.com

15h30 Concert SCHUBERT III: The Trout (Caf BonBon at La Petite Dauphine) R150, concert only
Schuberts Trout Quintet for violin, viola, cello, double-bass and piano played by Christopher Duigan (piano) and friends. Book a table for lunch from 12 noon or join the audience in time for the concert. Tel: Caf BonBon 021 876 3936

19h30 Sunday Times dinner at Reubens


Join Sunday Times for a literary evening at Reubens Restaurant & Bar: Alexander McCall Smith and Kate Mosse in discussion with Michele Magwood. Tickets: R550 each for four courses with a welcome drink of Porcupine Ridge wine. To book, email goodtimes@sundaytimes.co.za

[86]: To frack or not to frack


Karoo resident and contributing editor to Business Day Tim Cohen (A Piece of the Pie) 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.

[87]: Prisms on the past

[88]: Writing Africa

[89]: The Last Afrikaner Leaders

[90]: Vrede
Jo-Anne Richards and Fred de Vries bought a weekend retreat which transformed gradually from utopia to dystopia. It became a strong thread through both their recent works one fiction, the other non-fiction. Here they tease out their different treatments of a dorp which encapsulates many of South Africas issues.

[91]: Patricia Glyn

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Lynda Gilfillan explores the possibilities of historical fiction with Laurent Binet, author of HHhH, and Claire Robertson, author of The Spiral House.

Njabulo Ndebele, one of our countrys literary icons, in conversation with Oswald Mtshali and Mtutuzeli Nyoka.

Author Hermann Giliomee of Stellenbosch talks to broadcaster Mike Wills.

presents her riveting TEDx talk about what she learnt on her journey into the Kalahari with the late Khomani San leader, Dawid Kruiper, and his family.

If you have a book (or two) that youve enjoyed and are happy to pass on for others to share the pleasure, please collect a sticker from the ticket desk at the Town Hall, stick it on and leave it in any restaurant or shop in town. And then look around for a book that invites you to pick it up ...

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FLF Organisers
Jenny Hobbs (Director) Sheenagh Tyler (Manager) Michele Magwood (Literary adviser) Claire Richards (Publicist) Margie Cunnama (FLF librarian) Lindy Truswell & Amanda de Vos (Book Week for Young Readers) Verl Roux

All events are within a short walking distance of the Town Hall (in the village centre) where you will find general information, a notice board detailing the venues, a help desk, ticket sales, book sales and village maps.

Parking available in the NG Church grounds, around the Town Hall and in side streets. Accommodation and tourist information: 021 876 3603 or www.franschhoek.org.za

Ticket prices: unless otherwise stated, tickets are still R60 per seat for each event. Proceeds to the FLF Library Fund.

Complimentary Porcupine Ridge wines will be served at the literary dinners and in tastings after the 16:00 events (except the Congregational Church).

FLF Book Week for Young Readers 13-17 May


The FLFs mission to encourage reading in the valley is thriving in three key ways: The Book Week for Young Readers: 50 authors visit 4 400 youngsters in all 7 schools The FLF Library Fund pays a full-time qualified librarian to work in 5 school libraries Continuing donations of exciting new leisure books to school libraries