The Knysna Literature Festival 2013 featured authors include:

  Deon Meyer

Deon Godfrey Meyer was born on the 4th of July 1958 in Paarl. He matriculated in 1976 at the Schoonspruit High School in Klerksdorp. He studied at Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education where he studied for a BA degree with English and History as majors. He later obtained an honours degree at the University of the Free State. (Read More)


  Rob Caskie – Rorke’s Drift & Shackleton Expedition

Rob was born in the Natal Midlands in 1966. He was educated at Howick High, where he was head boy and then graduated with a BSc Honours Degree in Agricultural Economics in 1990 from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. After University, Rob worked in Botswana as a photographic safari guide and assisted with wildlife film-making in the Okavango Delta for three years. (Read More)



  Riaan Manser

Over the past ten years, Riaan Manser has re-written the definition of tenacity and become the epitome of courage and determination. Riaan rose to prominence on becoming the first person to cycle around the perimeter of Africa. For over two years, alone and unaided, he pedalled a staggering 37,000 km through 34 countries, some of which rank as the most dangerous countries on Earth.  (Read More)



  Sarah Graham
Unpretentious recipes from a food blogger

bitten. is a fun, funky, relevant recipe book for twenty- and thirty something’s who love life, love food, love their friends, and love to squeeze the last drop from their time and money. (Read More)



  Mcintosh Polela

Police spokesperson and former TV journalist McIntosh Polela has been on our screens for many years. But behind his seemingly unfazed demeanour, a troubled past haunts him. His parents disappeared when he was a boy, leaving him and his sister Zinhle to suffer years of brutal abuse. (Read More)



  Rahla Xenopoulos

Born in the poorer part of the small town of Lichtenburg, Bubbles grows up with a bitter mother who takes in laundry to make ends meet and a dull-witted aunt. She has never known her father. Bubbles dreams of a better life for herself and she constructs an alluring fantasy world, a world of furs, jewels and Chanel No. 5, where handsome men whirl her around a dance floor and send her roses. (Read More)



  Ivo Vegter

Ivo Vegter is a journalist and columnist who writes for publications such as The Daily Maverick, CAR magazine and ITWeb Brainstorm, and has occasionally reported for the Mail & Guardian, The Times and various other mainstream publications. Born in Holland, he was raised and educated in South Africa. (c) Andy Hadfield, 2011. Used with permission.



  Mandy Rossouw

Mandy Rossouw is the international correspondent for Media24 newspapers and senior political reporter for Talk Radio 702 and CapeTalk. She cut her teeth at the Johannesburg-based Afrikaans daily, Beeld, before becoming the foreign correspondent in London for the Media24 group in 2006. (Read More)



  Adriaan Basson

Adriaan Basson is the assistant editor of City Press and the author of Finish & Klaar: Selebi’s Fall from Interpol to the Underworld (2010). He is an award-winning investigative journalist who has received numerous prizes for journalistic excellence, including the Taco Kuiper and Mondi awards. (Read More)


Shaka Sisulu

A fresh, entertaining series of pocket books that feature prominent young South African voices worth listening to. The Youngsters series explores topics of interest to the youth, ranging from hair weaves to discovering who you are and what you should do with your life, as well as issues of race and gender, love and sex in the time of social networks, the music and radio industries, comedy, empowering yourself and more … (Read More)


  Stanley Trollip

Stanley Trollip is half of the writing team of Michael Stanley, the author of the Detective Kubu mystery series set in Botswana.  Their third book, DEATH OF THE MANTIS,  won the Barry Award in the United States, and was short listed for an Edgar.  The fourth Kubu mystery, DEADLY HARVEST, will be released in April 2013.  Stanley splits his time between Knysna and Minneapolis, USA.