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In a Flash: The Launch of 100 Papers

Liesl JobsonBook SA’s very own Liesl Jobson launched her collection of prose poems and flash fiction at the Cape Town Book Fair this morning. 100 Papers is her first book: congratulations Liesl!

The launch began with a discussion chaired by Alan Kolski Horwitz of Botsotso Publishing about “this thing called flash fiction” which is beginning to enter our vocabulary. And Liesl’s 100 Papers will certainly help it make its mark.

Liesl read a short piece – obviously! – one most suited to the idea of “flash” which Horwitz had spoken about, called “Parrot Syllabus”, throughout which giggles from the audience could be heard – which quickly transformed into applause.

Quote of the hour: “The rhythm of short fiction is poetic”
-Alan Kolski Horwitz


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Michelle</a>
    June 16th, 2008 @00:03 #

    Congrats Liesl. I'm sorry I missed it (I never seem to make it to where I want to get to at the Book Fair). I heard it was a great launch and look forward to indulging in a few flashes of inspiration when I get the book.


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