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The winner of the 2014 @City_Press Tafelburg Nonfiction Award is Vashthi Nepaul! #openbook2014 @OpenBookFest fb.me/3fYW6ZeJ3

#ElevatorPitch: Vine Videos of Authors Reading from Their Books, Including Ian Rankin, NoViolet Bulawayo and More

During the Open Book Festival we tracked down some of the many authors in attendance and asked them to read the first, or their favourite, line from their recent books – from Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin to the Man Booker shortlisted NoViolet Bulawayo and plenty of others in between.

The Spiral House Call It DogAn Exceptionally Simple Theory (of Absolutely Everything)Sister-SisterWhatever Happened to the Cowley Twins?We Need New NamesRide the TortoiseRiskInvisible FuriesFinding JackStanding in Another Man\'s GraveKilling SaharaThe New Suffolk Hymnbook

We titled the project #elevatorpitch – a collection of authors giving you a 6 second reason to read their books:

Claire Robertson with a line from The Spiral House:

Marli Roode with a line from Call It Dog:

Mark Winkler with a line from An Exceptionally Simple Theory (of Absolutely Everything):

Rachel Zadok with a line from Sister-Sister:

Gail Schimmel with a line from Whatever Happened to the Cowley Twins?:

NoViolet Bulawayo with a line from We Need New Names:

Liesl Jobson with a line from Ride the Tortoise:

Jason Staggie with a line from Risk:

Michiel Heyns with a line from Invisible Furies:

Tom Eaton with a line from his forthcoming book:

Gareth Crocker with a line from Finding Jack:

Ian Rankin with a line from Standing in Another Man’s Grave:

Mukoma wa Ngugi with a line from Killing Sahara:

Ben Oswest AKA Williams with a line from The New Suffolk Hymnbook:

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  • <a href="http://book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Ben - Editor</a>
    Ben - Editor
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    Doing this at Open Book was such fun :)

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