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Booktown Richmond’s 10 th Anniversary

 

10 TH ANNUAL BOEKBEDONNERD FESTIVAL

October 27,28, 29, 2016

 

A Richmond Community Development Foundation Project

          

September 2016

FESTIVAL FATIGUE!!!!! That is why you have not heard from us in a while. Soon after our J.M.Coetzee/ Athol Fugard Festival at the end of May, I heard my application for funding for a Soweto Literary Festival had been approved and I had two and a half months to get the show on the road!!!! Beginning of July – Breyten Breytenbach Boekefees in Montagu. August 19 – Soweto Literary Festival. August 26 – Midlands Literary Festival in Howick. And did I mention Peter Baker was on holiday ALL THE WHILE!! Ever since then he’s been hounding me for the next newsletter. But I have been so tired. Apologies.

Without further ado, here is our preliminary line up for BookBedonnerd at the end of October. Some of you may have seen it in the British Airways Magazine; they did a whole feature on Richmond. I hope that this will bring in the Brexits to the Karoo in their droves!

  

1.

  
  

Jan Van der Merwe – NG   Kerke (Fotografies)

  
  

2.

  
  

Sandra Stark

  
  

3.

  
  

Dr. Janet Hodgson – Tinus   de Jongh (artist)

  
  

4.

  
  

Rose Willis/ Kay de   Villiers/ Arnold van Dyk – Yeoman of the Karoo

  
  

5.

  
  

Gilbert Gibson -   Oogensiklopedie

  
  

6.

  
  

Peter Browne – Van Gogh’s   Curse

  
  

7.

  
  

Irene Fischer – Ek is Nog   Hier???????

  
  

8.

  
  

Ashwin Desai (t.b.c)

  
  

9.

  
  

Hendrik Botha – Atropos

  
  

10.

  
  

Sally Swartz – Homeless   Wanderers

  
  

11.

  
  

Sandra Swart – Riding High

  
  

12.

  
  

Lady Skollie (t.b.c)

  
  

13.

  
  

Mandla Langa (t.b.c)

  
  

14.

  
  

Elsabe Brits – Emily   Hobhouse

  
  

15.

  
  

Fikile Hlatshwayo – Blacks   Do Caravan

  
  

16.

  
  

Ronelda Kamfer

  
  

17.

  
  

Nathan Trantraal

  
  

18.

  
  

Willem Anker - Buys

  
  

19.

  
  

John Matisonn – God, Lies   and Spies

  
  

20.

  
  

Bill Johnson (t.b.c)

  
  

21.

  
  

Gavin Cooper – Under   Devil’s Peak (The Life and Times of Wilfrid Cooper)

  
  

22.

  
  

David Hilton - Barber

  
  

23.

  
  

Valda Jansen – Hy Kom Met   Die Skoenlappers

  

     

Thanks to Hendrik Mentz we attach a link to a great portfolio of pix he took during the May Festival. Belatedly we would all like to thank every writer and visitor who passed through the village and hope that we see you all again in October. If we exit the stage then we will do so with a long to remembered sonic boom!

Https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0UkQpri5O0EUldYZld0Y3hmVm8

 

 

 

Forever BookBedonnerd

      

 AWARDS FROM MAY 2016

 

 

  

MIRIAM TLALI AWARD – AUTOBIOGRAPHY

  

IRENE FISCHER – EK IS NOG HIER/ I AM STILL HERE

  

  

IAN PLAYER AWARD – CONSERVATION/ THE ENVIRONMENT

  

SIMON ATLAS/ DEVAN VALENTI – GREEN IS NOT A COLOUR

  
  

JOHN KANNEMEYER PRIZE – BIOGRAPHY

  

JOHN YOUNG – IMAGINE

  
  

SANDRA ANTROBUS AWARD – ARCHITECTURE

  

DARRYL EARL DAVID/ PHILIPPE MENACHE – CHURCH TOURISM IN SA

  
  

GCINA MHLOPE PRIZE – CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

  

ASHLEIGH O’ SHEA – THE LEGENDS OF GORDO

  
  

MONGANE WALLY SEROTE PRIZE – POETRY

  

WILHELM KNOBEL – AS DIE WOORDE BEGIN DROOM

  
  

PHILIOSOPHY PRIZE

  

HENDRIK MENTZ – ENTER

  
  

SIR PERCY FITZPATRICK PRIZE – ANIMALS / PETS

  

NICOLA HAYWARD – FENELLA

  
  

R.R.R. DHLOMO PRIZE – FICTION

  

TOD COLLINS – CULLEN

  
  

ELZA MILES AWARD- FINE ART

  

LEANNE RAYMOND – ELEANOR ESMONDE WHITE

  
  

BOTANICAL ART AWARD

  

ERNST VAN JAARSVELD & ERIC JUDD – TREE ALOES OF AFRICA

  
  

OBIE OBERHOLZER PRIZE – PHOTOGRAPHY

  

LINDA LOUW – THE WILD HORSES OF THE KAAPSEHOOP ESCARPMENT

  
  

ASHWIN DESAI HISTORY AWARD

  

JAN VAN DER MERWE& PHILIPPE BURGER – NORTHERN CAPE   DORPE

  
  

MEMOIR

  

MAGRIET STEMMET – FROM LARGO TO   LARMENIER

  
  

BEST COFFEE   TABLE BOOK

  

DERRYN CAMPBELL – ABSOLUTELY   AWESOME SA

  
  

BEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE – RURAL

  

ANTONY HOCKINGS “THE BOOK HOTEL” – BETHULIE

  
  

BEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE – URBAN/ CITY

  

CLARKE’S BOOKSTORE – LONG STREET, CAPE TOWN

   







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