A novel record-breaking attempt

Festival highlights include:

Fugard at the Fugard | 7 September  8pm
Athol Fugard reflects on his writing career with Mannie Manim at the launch of Die Laaste Karretjiegraf.

Fox & Raven: Readings from the Dark Side  | 8 September 8pm
Lauren Beukes, Cat Hellisen, Sarah Lotz, Songeziwe Mahlangu, Henning Mankell, Sally Partridge and Will Storr read selections of dark material staged on top of the The Rocky Horror Show set.

Henning Mankell | 9 September 5pm
Multi-award-winning author of the Wallander series, Henning Mankell, talks to Andrew Brown about his new novel, A Treacherous Paradise.

All in the Family | 8 September 10am
Mamphele Ramphele and her son Hlumelo Biko discuss their released books and the state of the nation. Chaired by Mervywn Solman.

Writer Sports 2 | 8 September 6pm
Local journalist and comedian Marianne Thamm as MC with DA leader Helen Zille reading speeches by South African writers, who will be given 10 minutes to prepare a speech.

Poetica | 7 September 
From panel discussions to poetry slams, this will appeal to a range of ages and tastes in poetry.