Line-up of local and international authors announced for 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival

The programme for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival has been revealed!

This year’s festival will take place from Friday, 18 May to Sunday, 20 May.

Authors at the festival include Lauren Beukes, Alick Chingapi, Ekow Duker, Xolisa Guzula, Fred Khumalo, Mandla Langa, Angela Makholwa, Mohale Mashigo, Deon Meyer, Niq Mhlongo, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Sisonke Msimang, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Mphuthumi Ntabeni, Jacques Pauw, Jolyn Phillips, Claire Robertson, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Rehana Rossouw, and many others.

International visitors to the festival this year include the authors Zinzi Clemmons, Nicolas Fargues, Mick Herron, Gregg Hurwitz, Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa and Kate Mosse.

Tickets will cost R70 per event (unless otherwise indicated) and will be on sale on Webtickets from Thursday, 15 March 2018. A limited number of student tickets (R20) will be available per event, and per student.

This year the FLF has introduced an ‘event pass’ which can be used for events over the whole weekend: R350 for access to six events; R280 for access to five events; R210 for access to four events.


From the FLF organisers:

One hundred and ninety-seven writers, chairs, and subject matter specialists; one hundred and thirty-plus events, a tiny staff contingent, a seemingly tireless group of dedicated volunteers – and truly glorious sponsors: All we need now is you marvellous readerly types to make this another successful, delightful and unforgettable festival.

We hope you’ll find just the right mix of literature, politics and current affairs, special interest, poetry, creativity, light reading, humour and controversy to keep you on the edge of your seats. We’ve tried to spread the authors out, so to speak, so if you miss your favourite in one event, you should find them in another. Please take your time to browse through the programme and familiarise yourself with the authors before heading off to

Speaking of Webtickets, please go to our Bookings page for exciting information about more tickets for less! Sales open on Thursday 15 March.

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter @FranLitFest and Instagram @franlitfest for author news, any unavoidable last-minute changes, and interesting bookish links.

We look forward to seeing you in Franschhoek from 18-20 May 2018

Yours in books,

The FLF team

Categories Fiction Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Alick Chingapi Angela Makholwa Book events Cape Town Claire Robertson Deon Meyer Ekow Duker Franschhoek Franschhoek Literary Festival Fred Khumalo Gregg Hurwitz Henrietta Rose-Innes Jacques Pauw Jolyn Phillips Kate Mosse Lauren Beukes Mandla Langa Mick Herron Mohale Mashigo Mphuthumi Ntabeni Nicolas Fargues Niq Mhlongo Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa Rehana Rossouw Sisonke Msimang Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Tembeka Ngcukaitobi Xolisa Guzula Zinzi Clemmons

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