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Don’t Even Think About Finding Me at the Cape Town Book Fair

Cape Town Book Fair LogoI’ll be at the Cape Town Book Fair. Maybe. If I am don’t even think about finding me there. Which means don’t even dream of snooping around the events below, which have caught my eye for one reason or another. I can smell snoopers from miles away, like a bloodhound.





A look into the champagne brunch with Kopano Matlwa & Eric Miyeni at Madame Zingara’s, largely because I feel comfortable around writers who aren’t afraid to drink at 10.30 in the morning.


Discussion on Terry Pratchett. Just the thing after a few bottles of champagne. L6.


Meet genius author Ben Oswest, whose book The New Suffolk Hymnbook made me feel like a semi-literate cretin. E7.


Meet Wilbur Smith and ask him why, if he is so famous, have I never read any of his books? 2.61-2.63



Get my copy of New Swell signed by author Byron Loker, a writer who will go far if he can just stop surfing and chasing women. G10A.


Tom Eaton’s signing, because he is not right in the head and also to prove to people that we are not the same person. F1.



Melinda Ferguson, author of Smacked, shares her experiences as a drug addict. There’s no telling what else she might share. H10.


Author Richard de Nooy on the word of mouth effect in building a bestseller. I want to find out what authors like me can do if their books appear to be read only by members of the mute community. 1.42.