Mum’s the word as stories unravel at exhilarating celebration of reading…

franschhoek Western Cape

A ‘literary festival’ sounds like a ponderous, dull affair. Earnest types sitting around pontificating about abstruse elements in books that no one reads. Fortunately, it’s not like that at all. Along with a record number of others – 8,500 tickets were sold for the various events, up 25% on last year – I attended the Franschhoek Literary Festival this past weekend. Not only were all matters literary discussed by South African and international authors of acclaim, but the social and […] Read more »