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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013

The 2013 Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place 17 – 19 May and this year has it all! Fiction, non-fiction, political debates, poetry, lifestyle books, writing workshops – you name it, they’ve got it covered for book lovers of all ages.

On the fiction side, the sessions range from Precious Ramotswe to a Nazi general; False Bay to Moscow and medieval heretics to dystopian sci-fi. International fiction authors Alexander McCall Smith, Kate Mosse, AD Miller and Laurent Binet will be joined by a slew of local authors including Lauren Beukes, Claire Robertson and Jo-Anne Richards.

In non-fiction there are some hard-hitting sessions on leadership, corruption and the politics of the day,  and there’s also time to discuss technological wizardry and trout fishing. British historian Antony Beevor, former ambassadors Tony Leon and Melanie Verwoerd and radio personalities Redi Thlabi and Eusebius McKaiser join other non-fiction writers to debate the wide range of topics on the programme.

They have also created events for children and teens during the Friday 17 Open Morning for schools: meet bestselling authors Anthony Horowitz and Paul Geraghty, find out why Science is Cool and how to survive those last few years of high school. Tickets for learners to the specially marked school events are available at R20.00.

The full programme can be found at

Tickets are on sale through Webtickets and events are already selling out, so please book promptly to avoid disappointment.

The FLF’s mission to support reading in the valley is made possible with proceeds from ticket sales. Money raised supports the FLF Library Fund, which pays a full-time qualified librarian to work in 5 local school libraries, promoting a love of reading for all in Franschhoek.

Exclusive Books will be setting up our mini store at Franschhoek Literary Festival again this year, so make sure to stop by and visit us! We will also be selling books at each of the events, so you can be sure to get your books signed by all of the amazing authors attending this year.

Our digital ninja will also be in attendance, so keep an eye on our twitter feed for constant live updates on the FLF.

Protea Hotel Franschhoek has offered an amazing special for all of our Fanatics members. Not only do you get a 10% discount on your booking, but you will also get a voucher booklet containing discounts at Franschhoek establishments to the value of R 1000! For bookings and more information about the fabulous Protea Hotel Franschhoek go to Terms and conditions apply.


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