Taking place from 8-10 March this year, ticket sales opened on the first of February and within three hours two of the events were sold out.

Festival founder and sponsor, Ling Dobson from Pam Golding Properties Knysna & Plett, said Chef’s Playdate #2.0  at île de päin and the panel discussion “On the Brink” are sold out, and flagship event, the Delicious Word Journey, only had three tickets left at the time. “We spend a lot of time selecting the events and participating authors, and it is great when the ticket sales show we’ve ‘hit the mark’!”

“I specially look forward to Adriaan Basson, General Bantu Holomisa and Eric Naki discussing The Game Changer on Friday the 8th. “An autobiography written by Eric Naki on the life of General Bantu Holomisa, Holomisa is one of South Africa’s most respected and popular political figures and this biography, written in collaboration with Holomisa, presents an engaging and revealing account of a man who has made his mark as a game changer in South African politics.”

She said another highlight is Tony Park collaborating on his book “Scent of Fear” on Saturday the 9th. “As Tony said, ‘man’s best friend has become a poacher’s worst nightmare – dogs have proven to be a real game changer in the fight against poaching in Africa.’  He spent time with a real anti-poaching tracker dog unit in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the edge of South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park while researching this riveting e book, described as an action-packed thriller that will engross fans of Clive Cussler, Scott Mariani and Andy McDermott.”

Dobson said another event not to be missed, especially for those interested in current affairs, is Adam Habib’s discussion of his book, Rebels and Rage on Sunday the 10th.  “Adam Habib is the current Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. One of the most prominent and outspoken academic leaders through the recent student protests, in his book he takes a characteristically frank view of the past 3 years on South Africa’s campuses, critically examining the student movement and individual student leaders who emerged under the banners #feesmustfall and #Rhodesmustfall. ”

For more information on these events and the full programme please visit www.knysnaliteraryfestival.co.za or call (044) 382 5574. Tickets are available at the Pam Golding Properties offices in Gray Street, Knysna, or online on Quicket.