South African

BOOK
FAIR
2015

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY

ANGLO AUDITORIUM

GORDIMER ROOM

BRINK ROOM

ACHEBE ROOM

ALICE’S ROOM

STORYTELLING

ILLUSTRATION

BROWSING

7:30

8:00

8:30

Learn about the workings of a creative
mind during this entertaining talk from
the man who edited iJusi for 20 years.
“Creative Mornings Joburg: Garth Walker
- Confessions of a design thief.”
For booking and more info, please visit:
http://creativemornings.com/talks/garthwalker-confessions-of-a-design-thief

Oxford Breakfast Indaba
By invitation only

9:00

9:30

10:00

Get published! - Mark Winkler talks about
how he broke through the
lit barrier and two publishers give their tips
and suggestions on how
to get published.

10:30

School Group 5A

School Group 5B

School Group 1A

School Group 1B

School Group 5
School Group 2

School Group 1

11:00

School Group 2A

School Group 2B

School Group 6

School Group 5

School Group 6A

School Group 6B

School Group 1

School Group 3

School Group 3A

School Group 3B

School Group 8

School Group 8A

School Group 8B

School Group 7

School Group 7A

School Group 7B

School Group 4

School Group 4A

School Group 4B

School Group 8

11:30
School Group 2

12:00

“Talking Stories” is an innovative South
African reading programme that teaches
children to love reading while affirming the
sense of identity and dignity. It can be used
on a computer or interactive whiteboard,
in the classroom, in the computer lab, on a
tablet or on a cell phone. Brought to you by
Macmillan Publishers.

12:30

13:00

School Group 3

13:30

Why is it important to talk to children
in their own language? In this insightful
talk, Elinor Sisulu, NLSA & PUO discuss
“Children's literature publishing in
indigenous languages: How do we achieve
a quantum leap?" Facilitated by the Puku
Children's Literature Foundation

School Group 6

Ever suspected that there is more to soccer
than simply soccer? Want to discover the
drama beyond the pitch? Cover2Cover
launches “Soccer Secrets”, the latest in
our READALICIOUS Harmony High
series, with author Jayne Bauling & a secret
celebrity.
School Group 7

14:00
School Group 4
What is a dictionary corpus? How do
new words make it into a dictionary? And
why are some removed? Why make South
African dictionaries? Join the Oxford
University Press dictionary publishing
team, Megan Hall & Dr Phillip Louw, as they
chat to Sue de Groot about the fascinating
process of dictionary making.

14:30

15:00

South African

15:30

16:00

Africa is a continent of opportunity and
potential. “Publishing in Africa” discusses
the challenges and opportunities of trading
books in the Global South. Please join
us for a glass of wine at a meet-and-greet
immediately thereafter. By invitation only.

BOOK
FAIR
2015

SATURDAY

ANGLO AUDITORIUM

GORDIMER ROOM

BRINK ROOM

ACHEBE ROOM

ALICE’S ROOM

STORYTELLING*

ILLUSTRATION

9:00

9:30

10:00

Goodbye to all that: Decolonizing culture
and institutions - Thaddeus Metz, Xolela
Mangcu, Achille Mbembe & Pumla Gqola,
chaired by Salim Vally. In conjunction with
the M&G Literary Festival.

Kortverhaalwerkswinkel met Dr. Riana
Skeepers - Dr Riana Scheepers is een
van die grootste kortverhaalskrywers in
Afrikaans en sy het jare se ondervinding
in die aanbied van skeppende skryfwerk.
Hier is jou geleentheid om aan die voete van
’n meester te sit. Skrywers moenie dié een
misloop nie.

Cosmos, stars and dreams - Gcina Mhlophe
explores astronomy, Sutherland and reaching
for the stars with Helene Smuts &Mosibudi
Mangena (with an audio visual presentation).
Books, blogs and flieks - Craig Higginson
chats to Fred Strydom & Harry Kalmer about
storytelling for book, stage and screen.

10:30

Picking up the pieces - Talking about how
life goes on are women writers Gail Schimmel,
Ruth Carneson & Beverly Rycroft chaired by
Bontle Senne.

11:00

Hello, Hugless Douglas! - Join the creator
himself, David Melling, as he reads his
delightful story, shares the history and
making of the huggable Douglas and shows
how he comes to life. Age 3-6

11:30

12:00

It's the economy, stupid! - Greg Mills,
Herman Mashaba & Patrick Bond, chaired by
Songezo Zibi. In conjunction with the M&G
Literary Festival.

The power of family - Leon de Kock discusses
the sometimes complicated, sometimes
supportive nature of the family with
novelists Masande Ntshanga, Craig Higginson,
Dominique Botha & Rehana Rossouw.

Ndumiso Ngcobo, Fezisa Mdibi & Rebecca
Davis shoot the breeze about “Opposition
and Opinion” with Jenny Crwys Williams.

Stories from the street - Novelists Ivan
Vladislavić, Lauren Beukes & Mokone Molete
talk about their cities and the role they play
in their lives. Moderated by Bontle Senne.

Books and ballet - Come dance with words!
Every little girl, at some point, dreams of
being a ballerina. Enjoy a ballet story and
mini class with a real ballerina who will tell
you all about life behind the curtain.
A collaboration with the Joburg Ballet.

13:30

14:00

It's reading, but not as you know it - Mike
Mophoto, the man behind Diary of a Zulu
Girl, Rebecca Davis & Nancy Brown from
World Reader, explore different ways of
getting SA reading. With Karabo Kgoleng.

Vroue verplaas grense - Sophia Kapp,
Bernette Bergenthuin & Deborah Steinmar
verduidelik hoe hulle die grense van
genrefiksie toets sonder om hulle lesers
te vervreem.

South Africa at a fork in the road - John
Saul, Steven Friedman, Louis Picard &
Rehana Rossouw, chaired by Adam Habib. In
conjunction with the M&G Literary Festival.

14:30

Riana Scheepers deel stories uit die
kombuis - Riana Scheepers is ’n skrywer,
kosmaker en voorvatter. Haar pragboek
Vallei van melk en heuning deel haar
kosgeheime. Wees gewaarsku: Die twee
kan baie snaaks wees, maar as hulle
ernstig raak, gaan jy ’n traantjie pink.

15:00

16:00

3pm Nelson Mandela Legacy Event

16:30

Africa is full of marvellous and magical
folktales. In “Magical African Tales” with
master storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, you will
be taken on a true African adventure.

Do you want to be an illustrator? - Join
award-winning David Melling as he shows
you how he came to illustrate books, how he
makes characters come to life and how you
can learn to do the same. Interactive and
fun! Age 7+

Books, boys and beers - Khaya Dlanga &
Pete Goffe-Wood share their bromance with
Ndumiso Ngcobo over craft beers, as they
discuss the meaning of life and friendship.
Snacks included.

Jolly good sport! - Luke Alfred & Dean Allen
chat to Niren Tolsi about the origins of
cricket, but also gold diggers, empires and
fair play in love and war.

Seduced! - Dr Eve explore a new
threat to marriages and relationships cyberinfidelity.

21 @ 21 - 21 years after democracy, twentyone born frees are asked what this means
for hopes, dreams and ambitions. Melanie
Verwoerd & Sonwabiso Ngcawo discuss
the answers.

15:30
Future Perfect: Transforming Joburg
from apartheid city to a city for all - David
Everatt, Nechama Brodie & Zayd Ebrahim,
chaired by Rashid Seedat. In conjunction
with the M&G Literary Festival.

Illustration

Listen to Graham Isaacs, author of local
favourite “Train to Kalk Bay”, read his
personal tale.

Illustration

Master African storyteller Gcina Mhlophe
wows you with “Tales from Africa”.

Illustration

Join Alan Glass - the creator of “Oliver’s
Outline” and “Beautiful Creatures” for
some lively tale-telling.

Illustration

Oxford Reading Tree: Story time with
Floppy - Meet your favourite dog Floppy
and let him entertain you with some of his
adventures!

Illustration

Storytime with Pearson

Illustration

Journeys - and the lessons to be learnt
along the way - David Grier & Ruth
Carneson discuss with Paul Ash

12:30

13:00

Join Alan Glass - the creator of “Oliver’s
Outline” and “Beautiful Creatures” for
some lively tale-telling.

Become a detective for a day! - Join Jenny
Crwys Williams, Elizabeth Wasserman &
Dog-detective Willem on a mystery solving
adventure. You’ll also get to win books for
your school library, learn how to train your
own dog-detective and get your own pic
with a guide dog.

South African

BOOK
FAIR

17:00
12:00 in Foyer - The ANC - past, present or future. Join PAST Experiences as we explore the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House, etc. The talk is introduced by Professor Raymond Suttner, author of “Recovering democracy in SA” and former underground worker of the ANC.

ADDITIONAL
EVENTS

16:00 in Foyer - Poetry for sundowners - a relaxing and enjoyable discussion about poetry with Lesego Rampolokeng (tbc), Fezisa Mdibi, Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile (tbc), Finuala Dowling, Beverly Rycroft and Fred Strydom.
All Day - Filmverse - (Afrikaans with English subtitles) ’n Reeks kort animasiefilms wat geïnspireer is deur ‘n seleksie van 12 Afrikaanse gedigte. Klassieke gedigte, asook die werk van kontemporêre digters, word gebruik word om ’n visuele bloemlesing saam te stel waarin ’n dialoog
tussen woord en beeld geskep word. Elke animasiefilm word vergesel van ’n eie klankbaan waarop die gedig voorgelees word.

*Stories will be throughout the day in the Kids’ Zone. No booking required - just pop in and enjoy.

2015

SUNDAY

ANGLO AUDITORIUM

GORDIMER ROOM

BRINK ROOM

ACHEBE ROOM

ALICE’S ROOM

STORYTELLING*

ILLUSTRATION

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

Ever dreampt of expressing yourself in
prose? In “Poetry masterclass” with
Finuala Dowling &Beverly Rycroft, you’ll find
there’s more to poetry than finding a word
to rhyme with orange.

Bloody Book Week event Jenny Crwys-Williams.

South African fiction publishing at 21:
Gatekeeping or rainmaking? - Fourie Botha
(Umuzi), Bridget Impey (Jacana), Thabiso
Mahlape (The Black Bird), Palesa Morudu
(Cover2Cover), Debra Primo (UKZN Press)
&David Robbins (Porcupine Press), chaired
by Raks Seakhoa. In conjunction with the
M&G Literary Festival.

The books you read say a lot about who you
are - Novelists Niq Mhlongo, Finuala Dowling
& Rehana Rossouw discover South Africa’s
Bookself. Chaired by Karabo Kgoleng-Dada.

11:00

11:30

12:00

Black and White in Colour: Why race (still)
matters - Lewis Gordon, Xolela Mangcu,
Melanie Verwoerd and Hlonipa Mokoena,
chaired by Shireen Hassim. In conjunction
with the M&G Literary Festival.

Shorts - Siphiwo Mahala talks to Ivan
Valdislavić, Achmat Dangor & Masande
Ntshanga about the art of the short story.

How imagination can change the world Uno de Waal, winner of top African Blogger
Award for Arts And Culture, chats to
ad-men John Hunt, Mark Winkler & Khaya
Dlanga about the power and magic of the
imagination.

Die opkoms van die vigilante in
Lekkerkunde - Peet Venter en die
krimisibbe, Dibi & Henk Breytenbach,
filosofeer al drie oor die rol van die
vigilante in hulle boeke. Ons sien dikwels
hoe die howe skynbaar faal, maar wat is
die alternatief?

Science fiction, fantasy and horror - what
are the rules of this new reality? Speculative
fiction is explored by Fred Strydom, Melissa
Delport & Lauren Beukes. Chaired by Louis
Greenberg.

13:30

14:00

We all love it. We all want it. But not
many know how to make money really
work. In “Money, money, money.”, Victor
Kgomoeswana chats to Herman Mashaba
& Tanya Zack (Niq Mhlongo) about how
economic growth can fight poverty and the
politics of new money.

After the horror, is there humanity? Mandy Wiener discusses with Anemari
Jansen, McIntosh Polela & Carla van der Spuy.

The South African novel at 21 - Leon de
Kock discusses with novelists Damon
Galgut, Mandla Langa, Niq Mhlongo,
Henrietta Rose-Innes and Ivan Vladislavić.
Chaired by Leon de Kock. In conjunction
with the M&G Literary Festival.

Scriptwriting stories - Masterclass with
screenwriting legends Fred Strydom &
Harry Kalmer.

15:00

15:30

New technologies and a changing mindset
mean that more authors are choosing to
publish themselves. Are you one of them?
Or would you rather follow the more
traditional route, but need guidance?
“Publish yourself” guides you through the
seemingly complicated world of publishing.

Beautiful me! - Join Alan Glass, the creator
of Beautiful Creatures and Oliver’s Outline
as he talks and sings about self-esteem and
loving yourself. Age 6+

14:30

16:00

Do you love Hugless Douglas? - Join the
creator himself, David Melling, as he reads
his delightful story, shares the history and
making of Douglas and shows you how he
comes to life. Age 3-6

Jurassic Park is coming to Joburg. In “Dem
Bones”you can come and listen to the best
dino tales, meet a real paleontologist and
dig for bones.

12:30

13:00

The Trouble With Cats (DC) - Wonder
Woman races to save Batman & Superman
from her arch-enemy, Cheetah on an island
off the coast of Mozambique. The story takes
a twist to Soweto where a young girl has to
find her inner heroine & save the day. Lauren
Beukes & art by Mike Maihack. Suitable for
age 5+ & includes a brief talk on how comics
are made. Grown-up comic fans welcome.
Dressing up as a super hero is encouraged!

Want to try your hand at professional
editing? Join this 50-minute hands-on
workshop to see if editing is meant for you.
“A lightning tour of the skill of editing”
will have exercises and questions, so come
expecting to be challenged … and supported.
Please book early as we will need to restrict
the number of participants to 25.

Roseanna’s Smile - with Lady Youla

Illustration

Join Alan Glass - the creator of “Oliver’s
Outline” and “Beautiful Creatures” for
some lively tale-telling.

Illustration

Blinkgoed van Stinkgoed - Karen Adendorf
leer jou hoe om die mooiste kuns te maak
van die goed wat ander weggegooi. Baie
eko-vriendelik. Dis ‘n prettige, praktiese
werkswinkel.

Illustration

Join Alan Glass - the creator of “Oliver’s
Outline” and “Beautiful Creatures” for
some lively tale-telling.

Illustration

David Melling, the creator of Hugless
Douglas.

Illustration

Helen Brain and Rico - Jamie and the
Horse Show.

Illustration

A dress-up “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”,
in celebration of Alice in Wonderland’s
150th anniversary and the launch of Alice
in IsiZulu, with readings in both English
and IsiZulu. The Queen of Tarts, Tina
Bester, will be serving it up! Prizes for the
best-dressed! On the guest list - the Gruffalo,
Wally, Floppy, Peter Rabbit and more…
The grand finale to the bookfair!

The Monuments Men: Rewriting reputation
- Rhodes, Malan, Mandela & EM Forster Dean Allen, Damon Galgut, Lindie Koorts &
Mandla Langa, chaired by Achmat Dangor. In
conjunction with the M&G Literary Festival.

16:30
South African

BOOK
FAIR

17:00

2015

ADDITIONAL
EVENTS

12:00 in Foyer - What’s in a name? - Join Jo Buitendach on a city tour through inner-city Joburg on name changes in and around Turbine Hall, streets, buildings, and the history behind the change. A collaboration with PAST experiences.
All Day - Filmverse - (Afrikaans with English subtitles) ’n Reeks kort animasiefilms wat geïnspireer is deur ‘n seleksie van 12 Afrikaanse gedigte. Klassieke gedigte, asook die werk van kontemporêre digters, word gebruik word om ’n visuele bloemlesing saam te stel waarin ’n dialoog
tussen woord en beeld geskep word. Elke animasiefilm word vergesel van ’n eie klankbaan waarop die gedig voorgelees word.

*Stories will be throughout the day in the Kids’ Zone. No booking required - just pop in and enjoy.