“Prizing African Writing” at the Franschhoek Fest

logo01The annual Franschhoek Literary Festival starts tomorrow and runs through till Sunday. I’l be taking part in a couple of events, the first being “Prizing African Writing“, about the phenomenon of literary prizes. I’m sharing the platform with some eminent prize-winning writers, and we’ll be steered by an outstanding chair: I predict the conversation will be lively and provocative.

“Sunday Times books editor Ben Williams asks prize-winning authors Diane Awerbuck (Cabin Fever, Home Remedies), Helon Habila (Oil on Water, Granta Book of the African Short Story 2013 – editor) and Henrietta Rose-Innes (Green Lion) what literary prizes mean for African writers both on this continent and internationally.”

Friday 15 May, 14h30 at the Protea Hotel 1. (Event 32 on the programme)

Read the full programme here and buy tickets on webtickets.



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