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Afrikaans raak ook plesierig by die 2015 Open Book-fees

Die Open Book-fees is een van die hoogtepunte op die Suid-Afrikaanse literêre kalender, met van die land se grootste skrywers wat in Kaapstad byeen kom vir vyf dae se boekjolyt.

Met iets vir elkeen op die spyskaart – van wetenskapfiksie tot kinderboekpret – kan feesgangers uitsien na ‘n onvergeetlike paar dae. Die aksie begin op Woensdag, 9 September en sluit eers op Sondag, 13 September af met die gebruiklike Inzync-digwedstryd.

Hiermee ‘n samevatting van al die Afrikaanse skrywers wat tydens die Open Book-fees sal optree:

KopskootNaweekTakelwerkMede-weteGoeiemore, mnr. MandelaDie hormoonfabriekAlfabet van die voëls
In die blou kampSkuldigChokers en survivorsJudaskusVlakwaterPruimtwak en skaduboksers
IkarusHuisies van papierBuys – ’n GrensromanSamsa-masjienDeur die oog van 'n naald
WonderboomSplitEsterJonk en krapperigDonker spoor

 

Woensdag, 9 September

Drie vars stemme
12:00 – 13:00, Fugardstudio
Lien Botha, Debbie Loots en Dalena Theron gesels met Elmari Rautenbach oor hulle debuutromans wat onlangs die lig gesien het.

My Soundtrack
16:00 – 17:00, Fugardteater
Jakob Melander, Nthikeng Mohlele & Ingrid Winterbach discuss the music in their novels with Danie Marais.

Ford presents: Roadtripping
18:00 – 19:00, Fugardanneks 1
Gareth Crocker, Dana Snyman and Laura van den Berg talk tar with Fourie Botha.

Meet your translator
20:00 – 21:00, Fugardanneks 2
Saskia Goldschmidt & Daniel Hugo (Hormoonfabriek) and Ingrid Winterbach & Michiel Heyns (It Might Get Loud) speak to Fred de Vries about the translation process.
 

Donderdag, 10 September

Skop, skiet en bier
14:00 – 15:00, Straight No Chaser
Kom drink ‘n bier saam met twee van Afrikaans se voorste misdaadskrywers Martin Steyn en Rudie van Rensburg in gesprek met Kerneels Breytenbach.
 

Vrydag, 11 September

Randfigure
14:00 – 15:00, Fugardanneks 1
Willem Anker, SJ Naude en Ingrid Winterbach gesels met Louise Viljoen oor die karakters in hul mees onlangse werke.

Covering colour
18:00 – 19:00, Fugardteater
How we talk about race in the book world. Khaya Dlanga, Thabiso Mahlape, Jonny Steinberg and Nathan Trantraal share their experiences and thoughts with Rehana Rossouw.
 

Saterdag, 12 September

What’s in a name
12:00 – 13:00, Fugardstudio
Petina Gappah, Deon Meyer and Okey Ndibe discuss the implications and politics of names in their novels. Chaired by Andrew Brown

My Swedish Publisher
16:00 – 17:00, Fugardstudio
SA authors go global. Svante Weyler speaks to Deon Meyer, Nthikeng Mohlele and Marlene van Niekerk, all of whom he publishes in Sweden.

Missing Pieces
20:00 – 21:00, Homecoming Centre
The novels of Lien Botha, Fred Strydom and Laura van den Berg are all concerned with memory. Sally Partridge finds out why.
 

Sondag, 13 September

Musing on Loss
10:00 – 11:00, Fugardanneks 2
Helen Macdonald, SJ Naudé and Beverly Rycroft discuss responses to loss in their books with Dawn Garisch.

Where I’m From: Language and Geography
12:00 – 13:00, Fugardanneks 1
Antjie Krog, Mbongeni Nomkonwana and Shirmoney Rhode read from their work and discuss how their location impacts upon it. Chaired by Raphael D’Abdon.

Limited Space
14:00 – 15:00, Fugardteater
Melissa de Villiers, Karen Joy Fowler and SJ Naudé discuss character development in short fiction with Karina Szczurek.

Chants of Freedom
14:00 – 15:00, Fugardanneks 1
Mathews Phosa reads from, and discusses his new collection with Antjie Krog.

Confirmed authors for the 2015 Open Book Festival

 

Boekbesonderhede

 

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