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Knysna Literary Festival Update: More Authors Confirmed Including Adriaan Basson and Ivo Vegter

Alert! More events have been added the the 2013 Knysna Literary Festival to take place 19 – 24 March.

Previously it was announced that Deon Meyer (7 Days), Riaan Manser (Around Iceland on Inspiration), Sarah Graham (Bitten), McIntosh Polela (My Father, My Monster) and Shaka Sisulu (Becoming) would be taking part.

7 DaysAround Iceland on InspirationBittenMy Father, My MonsterBecoming

Now, Rahla Xenopoulos (Bubbles), Ivo Vegter (Extreme Environment), Mandy Rossouw (Kings and Kingmakers), Adriaan Basson (Zuma Exposed) and Sanley Trollip (part of crime writing duo Michael Stanley, author of Death of the Mantis) have also been added to the line-up.

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Tickets for the various events range from R10 to R300 for the Delicious Word Journey, a 3-course dinner and wine tasting with five authors. Bookings are now open!

Press release

The Delicious Word Journey returns as a highlight of the fourth annual Knysna Literary Festival to be held in Knysna, Western Cape, from 19-24 March 2013.

Inspired by Sarah Graham, much of the cuisine to be savoured on the Delicious Word Journey is taken from Bitten, her cook book extraordinaire – a fun, funky recipe book for those who love life, love food, love their friends, and love to squeeze the last drop from their time and their purses.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a light dinner and sample some of South Africa’s top wines presented by wine ambassador Jane Simon while experiencing Pezula Estate’s exquisite homes. They will be hosted by Sarah Graham along with authors Riaan Manser – Around Iceland on Inspiration, Mandy Rossouw – Kings and Kingmakers, Adriaan Basson – Zuma Exposed and McIntosh Polela – My Father My Monster.

“More than 800 people attended last year’s Knysna Literary Festival and, with support from sponsor Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), we aim to increase the attendance by 50% this year,” says Ling Dobson, of Pam Golding Properties Knysna, the founding sponsor.

“The Festival attracts book lovers across the Garden Route from Mossel Bay, George, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth. Bookings are open and already starting to reflect our excitement about this year’s event.”

The festival line-up features:

  • Deon Meyer on his best-selling South African crime thrillers
  • Ivo Vegter, author of Extreme Environment, discussing the modern environmental movement
  • Political panel chaired by Ivo Vegter with guests Mandy Rossouw – Kings and Kingmakers, Adriaan Basson – Zuma Exposed and Shaka Sisulu – Becoming
  • Rob Caskie on Going South with Scott and Shackleton and the Zulu Battlefield – Rorke’s Drift
  • Rahla Xenopoulos on Bubbles, a fictionalised account of the death of Bubbles Schroeder
  • McIntosh Polela as he comes face-to-face with his troubled past in My Father, My Monster

Aimed at stimulating the young people of Knysna, the youth programme features the Ubom Children’s Theatre Production of Betti and the Yeti, a show for 4-12 year olds, brimming with non-stop action, music to make feet tap, and sheer rollicking fun.

The 2013 Young Writers award ceremony will be hosted by special guest, Shaka Sisulu, author of Becoming, who will announce the winners of the best poem and short story competition.

Beneficiaries of the Knysna Literary Festival include the e’Pap Children’s Feeding Project and the TSiBA Eden Campus scholarship programme.

Bookings are now open for the fourth Knysna Literary Festival, 2013.

When: Tuesday 19 March – Youth programme
Friday 22-Sunday 24 March – Meet the authors
Location: Venues in and around Knysna, Garden Route
Details: www.knysnaliteraryfestival.co.za

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