Crime novelist Karin Brynard in The Hague Friday 20 September
Crime author Karin Bryard (South Africa) witnessed the end of apartheid as a journalist. She will be interviewed 20 September in 'Opening Week of the Afrikaans novel'.
Bestseller writer Karin Brynard saw the Freedom Struggle in the streets of Soweto during the late eighties. As a political correspondent for a nationwide newspaper, she witnessed the release of Nelson Mandela and the subsequent end of apartheid.
Her first two novels, Plaasmoord and Onse vaders, took the South African market by storm, becoming instant bestsellers. Her novels have been translated in a.o. English, Dutch, Italian and German. She has won numerous literary awards, including the UJ Debut Prize for Creative Writing and two M-Net Awards.
Brynard is one of seven South African authors and musicians that Writers Unlimited welcomes Friday 20 September in Studio B of the Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag for a festive opening of the fourth Week van de Afrikaanse roman (Week of the Afrikaans novel). Writer Abdelkader Benali hosts the conversations with the authors who will cast light on several aspects of the Afrikaans literature, arts and music.
Next to Karin Brynard, meet musicians Frazer en Deniel Barry (Tribal Echo, Krotoa), poet and translator Pieter Odendaal (Asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie), authors Eben Venter (Foxtrot van die vleiseters, Ek stamel, ek sterwe) and Riana Scheepers (Stormkind), and journalist, poet and writer Valda Jansen (Monitor, Hy kom met die skoenlappers)! Multi-language programme: English, Afrikaans and Dutch.
This programme is curated by Writers Unlimited in collaboration with the Week of the Afrikaans novel. The Week's fourth edition takes place from Friday 20 up to and including Sunday 29 September 2019 in The Netherlands and Flanders, promoting Afrikaans literature in Dutch translation. Find the full programme on the website of the Week van de Afrikaanse roman.
Opening Week of the Afrikaans Novel
Friday 20 September, 20:30-22:00 hours
Venue: Centrale Bibliotheek - Studio B, Spui 68 Den Haag.
On site books sale by De Vries Van Stockum Boekverkopers.