Franschhoek Literary Fest ’14


The eighth annual Franschhoek Literary Festival is happening on the 16th, 17th and 18th of May. Bookworms from all around the country look forward to a weekend filled with book launches and literary discussions by the countries top literary leaders.

Writers, publishers and readers will partake in a wide range of talks, debates, workshops and book readings in the beautiful French corner of the Cape Winelands. The Franschhoek Literary Festival is a popular event for South African book lovers and fills the streets of Franschhoek with a delightful buzz of literary culture and enthusiasts. Venues and events are often sold out months before the festival, so booking your accommodation beforehand is a must.

If you’re planning a last-minute trip to Franschhoek, make sure you buy you tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Attend talks and discussion hosted by local and international writers such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Tim Noakes, Lauren Beukes, Zapiro, Margie Orford and many more.The festival also sees a variety of fringe events like classical music concerts and extravagant dining experiences.

Tickets are available via and cost around R60p/p for individual events. A limited number of student tickets are also available. For the full programme of events, head to

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