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Have you booked for Franschhoek Literary Festival yet? #FLF2018

Thousands of book lovers are set to descend on Franschhoek in the Western Cape this weekend for the annual literary festival.

The event runs from Friday 18th - Sunday 20th.

Organiser Shelagh Foster caught up with Cape Talk host Sara-Jayne King to talk about some of the highlights of this year's programme.

We don't theme our festivals but there's always something that comes to the front, but I think this year, we're finding in both fiction and non-fiction, a sense of urgency, a sense of "we've had enough"

Shelagh Foster, Franschhoek Literary Festival

Among the authors in attendance this year, Haji Mohammed Dawjee (Sorry, Not Sorry), US writer Zinzi Clemmons (What We Lose), and Cape Talk's own Sara-Jayne King (Killing Karoline).

Foster admits that in the past the event has been regarded as a largely 'white space', but says that continues to change year on year.

I've noticed this year, with our authors of colour, they are encouraging people to come - saying don't be afraid of Franschhoek.

Shelagh Foster, Franschhoek Literary Festival

There are more and more African writers in the country who are writing superb books.

Shelagh Foster, Franschhoek Literary Festival

Tickets for the festival are available through www.webtickets.co.za

Follow @franlitfest on Twitter

Listen to the full interview here:


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