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SA Partridge

@ Sunday Times Books LIVE

Here’s to books

So it looks like I’m the official blogger for the Cape Town Book Fair. My crystal ball tells me there will be lots of books in my future….. loooots of books.

As official blogger I will be Live Tweeting from the event and posting every day from the Cape Town Book Fair blog (and reposting here of course). I’m looking forward to celebrating South African literature and hopefully get to interview some amazing local authors. I also get to give away TEN FREE TICKETS to the Book Fair, but you’ll have to wait till next week to find out what you need to do to win.

My day job as editor of The Event Newspaper has me attending every exhibition you can think of – baby fairs, bridal fairs, tourism shows, so you can imagine how excited I am to attend a fair dedicated to books. I’ve also been involved in producing dailies for numerous exhibitions and conferences, so I know exactly what’s involved. Thankfully, the Cape Town Book Fair programme looks incredible, so I doubt it’ll be too hard :)

But what excites me most of all is that the Book Fair is back.

I have been attending the Cape Town Book Fair for many years, mostly as an avid reader and all-round lover of books. It was only in 2008 that I attended the fair as an author and got to experience what it was like from the other side. It was also around that time that I realized, “Oh, wow. I’m part of this now.” I launched my second novel at the 2009 fair, and the year after that attended as media.

I think the absence of the fair in 2011 made me realize how much I actually enjoyed those few days in June devoted to the celebration of the written word. I’m delighted that it’s back, and even more so that I get to experience it from yet another angle.

So here’s to a love of books. See you at the book fair.


Recent comments:

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    June 1st, 2012 @20:02 #

    Terrific news, Sally! Congratulations and enjoy the blogging :)


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