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JM Coetzee and Athol Fugard Festival 2015 Programme (28 – 30 May)

JM Coetzee: Two ScreenplaysMonsieur Ibrahim en die blomme van die KoranThe Animal GazeHome from HomeThe Shadow of the Hummingbird

 
The 2015 JM Coetzee and Athol Fugard Festival will be taking place 28, 29 and 30 May 2015. The festival is a celebration of Karoo art, literature and film.

This year will feature plays and talks by Athol Fugard, a number of talks by JM Coetzee academics, poetry by Chris Mann and many more wonderful talks, viewings and performances.

Have a look at the programme for more details:

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Announcing the Shortlists for the 2015 Media24 Books Literary Awards

 
Alert! The shortlists for the 2015 Media24 Books Literary Awards have been announced.

The Media24 Books Literary Awards are awarded to books published between 1 January and 31 December 2014 by the Media24 Books group. The winner in each category will receive R35 000. In the category Illustrated Children’s Books, the author and the illustrator will share the prize money. This adds up to a total prize money of more than R200 000 to be awarded this year.

Last year’s winners included Dominque Botha (published by Umuzi, but deemed too strong not to be included on the list), Marlene van Niekerk, Etienne van Heerden, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, SA Partridge, Linda Rode, and Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson

The winners will be announced at a special event at the Hilton Hotel in Cape Town on 5 June.

Without further ado, here are the shortlisted titles:
 

Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction

  • Face-Off by Chris Karsten (Human & Rousseau)
A Sportful MaliceFace-OffRachel’s Blue

 

Recht Malan Prize for Afrikaans and English Non-fiction

  • Justice by Edwin Cameron (Tafelberg)
JusticeLost and Found in JohannesburgA Man of Good Hope

 
MER Prize for Youth Novels

Alive AgainChuck Norris kan deel deur nulChain Reaction

 
MER Prize for Illustrated Children’s Books

Noko and the Kool KatsDie Dingesfabriek: Jannus En Kriek krimpSpeurhond Willem en die diamantdiewe

 
Elisabeth Eybers Prize for Afrikaans and English Poetry

  • Mede-wete by Antjie Krog (Human & Rousseau)
Karnaval en lentMede-weteAl die lieflike dade

 
WA Hofmeyr Prize for Afrikaans Fiction – novels, short stories and dramas

  • Ester by Kerneels Breytenbach (Human & Rousseau)
  • Kamphoer by Francois Smith (Tafelberg)
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Media24 notes in the press release that four titles are included in this year’s WA Hofmeyr Prize shortlist owing to the quality of the works.

The Jan Rabie Rapport Prize, for a debut work in Afrikaans, will be announced at the kykNET-Rapport Book Prizes later this year.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!
 
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Wen Chuck Norris kan deel deur nul, Moord per suurlemoen en nog twee jeugboeke

Daar is vier opwindende jeugboeke op die spel in Storiewerf se oondvars-kompetisie:

Chuck Norris kan deel deur nul deur Annelie Ferreira; City Girl en die swart hings deur Marga Jonker; Moord per suurlemoen deur Jelleke Wierenga en Emma en die creepy komplot deur Marianna Brandt.

Chuck Norris kan deel deur nulCity Girl en die swart hingsMoord per suurlemoenEmma en die creepy komplot

 
Chuck Norris kan deel deur nul het die goue prys verower in die 2013 Sanlam-pryse vir Jeuglektuur en Moord per suurlemoen is met die silwer prys bekroon.

Vier gelukkige lesers kan een van hierdie spogboeke wen. Om in aanmerking te kom vir die prys besoek Storiewerf se webtuiste en beantwoord ‘n eenvoudige vraag oor een van die vier boeke.

Die kompetisie sluit op Vrydag, 29 Mei. Beantwoord die volgende vrae:

Chuck Norris kan deel deur nul: Vertel jou beste Chuck Norris-grappie!

City Girl en die swart hings: Wat wil Nicole in Pretoria bywoon?

Moord per suurlemoen: Waarom vlug die tweeling?

Emma en die creepy komplot: Wat doen die skoolhoof met die kinders se DNA?

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Don't Miss the Launch of Bodyguard: Ambush by Chris Bradford in Johannesburg

Bodyguard invite

 
Bodyguard: AmbushPenguin Books and Love Books would like to invite you to the launch of Bodyguard: Ambush by British author Chris Bradford.

Bodyguard: Ambush is the third book in Bradford’s Bodyguard series. In this novel, teenage martial arts Connor Reeves is tasked with protecting a foreign ambassador’s family on an African safari. None of his previous adventures could have prepared Connor for the flee through the wilds he is forced into.

The launch takes place at Love Books at 5 for 5:30 PM on Wednesday, 20 May.

See you there!

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  • Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2015
  • Time: 5 PM for 5:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books
    The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre
    53 Rustenburg Road
    Melville | Map
  • RSVP: kate@lovebooks.co.za, 011 726 7408

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Ilse Salzwedel resenseer Bambaduze deur Derick van der Walt

BambaduzeUitspraak: wortel

Wat is sy skryfgeheim? Ek dink die antwoord lê daarin dat Derick van der Walt menswees in al sy fasette verstaan, iets wat hy opnuut bewys in Bambaduze, die aangrypende verhaal van Jurie Viljoen, ‘n matriekseun, se verlies, rebellie en uiteindelike aanvaarding.

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Wen een van sewe jeugboeke, onder meer Uit deur Fanie Viljoen en ’n Hart vol sand deur Anzil Kulsen

Storiewerf se nuutste “oondvars”-kompetisie bied aan sewe gelukkige lesers die kans om een van die volgende jeugboeke te wen:

Franse vlegsel deur Christien Neser; Wian Verwey het ’n crush op my deur Tania Brink; As ek val deur Jenny Downham, vertaal deur Lydia du Plessis; ’n Hart vol sand deur Anzil Kulsen; Emma en die creepy komplot deur Marianna Brandt; Wraak deur Danielle Bakhuis, vertaal deur Jaco Jacobs en Uit deur Fanie Viljoen.

Franse vlegselWian Verwey het ’n crush op myAs ek val’n Hart vol sandEmma en die creepy komplotWraakUit

 
Om in aanmerking te kom vir die prys besoek Storiewerf se webtuiste en beantwoord ‘n vraag oor die boek wat jy graag wil wen.

Die kompetisie sluit op Vrydag, 29 Mei. Beantwoord die volgende vrae:

Franse vlegsel: Waar bly Elle alleen agter?

Wian Verwey het ’n crush op my: Tania Brink is die alias vir watter skrywer?

As ek val: Noem een ding wat op jou lysie is …

’n Hart vol sand: Wat ontdek die stadsmeisie op die plattelandse dorpie?

Emma en die creepy komplot: Wat doen die skoolhoof met die kinders se DNA?

Wraak: Waarmee kry Kristie vir Henk terug?

Uit: Waaroor handel hierdie boek?

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