The annual Woordfees in Stellenbosch celebrates everything Afrikaans – art, literature, theatre, music, film and the good things in life like wine and food. The organisers have been adventurous enough to include an event featuring a novel written in English. I have the honour and the pleasure to be in conversation about Invisible Others with Ingrid Winterbach, one of the contemporary greats of Afrikaans literature, the author of, among many others, The Elusive Moth, To Hell with Cronje, and The Book of Happenstance. Her latest novel to be translated into English is The Road of Excess and will be published next month. The Afrikaans original – Die aanspraak van lewende wesens – was awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the Hertzog Prize for prose, the M-Net Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize, and won the NB-Uitgewers Groot Romankompetisie.
Venue: Ertfurthuis, Stellenbosch
Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014
Entry fee: R40 (book at Computicket)