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Bookbedonnerd 2020

When: 28-31 October 2020


South African Independent Publishers Awards (SAIPA): call for entries

The SAIPA, hosted by Booktown Richmond is the only such competition to honour the best self-published books in South Africa. We accept books in all categories, except educational textbooks. From comics to memoirs to fiction to photography, we eagerly await your entries.

For further details kindly contact Darryl David on ddavid@uwc.ac.za or 081 391 8689 | For more details consult 'The New Richmond Reader Issue 25 ~ April, 2020' by clicking here.


Presenters lined up for October 2020

Pieter Louis Myburgh: to be confirmed (t.b.c) Gangster State & The Republic of Gupta

Prof Kathy Munro: The Humble Post Card & Karoo Heritage

Prof Ashwin Desai: Wentworth and the Beautiful Game

Carla van der Spuy: Plaasmoorde & Blood on her Hands

Nico Moolman: Russia in the Anglo Boer War

Diana Ferrus: t.b.c

Gaireyah Fredericks & Jaja Binks: Kaaps oppie Richterskaal

Hannes Visser: Die dag toe pa

Steve Wimberley: Adventures of Dr Grumble

Dorian Haarhoff: Writing Workshops

ATKV Schools Project/ Storytelling

Prof Carman Miller: Anglo Boer War

Antony Osler: (t.b.c) Spinning a yarn & Zen master storyteller of the Karoo

Angie Butler: Shackleton’s Critic, the Life and Diaries of Eric Marshall

Terry Crawford Brown: (t.b.c)

Carina Stander: Die Bergengel

Gisella Ullyatt: Die waarheid oor duiwe

Sandra Shell: (t.b.c)

Andrew Pike: The Oceanos Rescue

Philip Kretzman: (t.b.c) Vet Tales

Thomas Mollet: Annie Dewani Murder

Antoinette Pienaar: (t.b.c) Spinning a yarn

Christine Barkhuizen le Roux: My naam is Prins, ek slaap met die lig aan

For context please read our April 2020 issue of 'The New Richmond Reader' by clicking here.

Looking forward to seeing you at Bookbedonnerd XIII

Dr Peter Baker & Darryl David Initiators and co-directors of of Bookbedonnerd