June 18th, 2013
For the last couple of weeks or so, Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave has been the subject of discussion amongst many of the book blogging community members I regularly chat to.
Words such as brilliant, phenomenal and gobsmackingly awesome were being freely tossed around, while others made mention of this novel definitely being a strong contender for the book of 2013.
Penguin Books and Exclusive Books take pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Glenn Agliotti by Peter Piegl and Sean Newman. Peter Piegl, Sean Newman and Glenn Agliotti will be in conversation with Julian Rademeyer.
Date: Thursday, 20 June 2013
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Venue: Exclusive Books Mandela Square, Shop 111, Upper Level, Sandton Square, Sandton, 2196
After writing Lolly Jackson: When Fantasy Becomes Reality, what made you decide to turn your attention to the infamous Glenn Agliotti as the subject for your next book?
A magistrate put Glenn Agliotti among the ‘snitches, pimps, rats who would sell their soul to evade a long prison term’. The press called him a drug trafficker and a drug dealer. He was. He’d admitted to these crimes and signed a plea bargain to grass on an associate. He was also known as the Landlord, which made him sound like a mafia boss.
Every day varies, but my writing days are a fairly consistent array of distractions that I struggle to knock on the head before getting on with the pressing task of writing.
1. Being an author is glamorous.
Before I had managed to write a book, I had an image of what an author should be in my mind that was something akin to Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge; sitting down melancholically in the middle of the night at his type writer with the Eiffel Tower outside his window and, after a sip of absinth, typing the words ‘This is a story about love’.
Meet and chat to Trevor Romain via Skype and get signed copies of his new book, Random Kak I remember about growing up in South Africa. Phone 011 640 1480.
Date: Sunday, 9 June 2013
Time: 3.00pm until 4.45pm
Venue: Knot 2 Shabby, 1 Durham Street (Raedene Corner)