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Crime Beat: First-ever SA Crime Fest

Breaking news: the first ever SA crime fest is scheduled to take place in the last weekend of November – yes, that’s next month – at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. There’s no programme yet as it is being worked on right now. Very much a case of watch this space. Any ideas for the crime writers you want to meet or listen to and what sort of discussions you’d like to hear, please let me know.

 

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  • <a href="http://margieorford.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Margie</a>
    Margie
    October 8th, 2010 @10:40 #
     
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    Sounds good to me

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    October 8th, 2010 @11:20 #
     
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    Nice work

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    October 8th, 2010 @11:48 #
     
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    Excellent stuff! Enough to make me turn to crime...

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  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    October 8th, 2010 @13:39 #
     
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    Helen, I have it on good authority that according to the hours you work, the service you render unto SA lit, and the wage you're paid, there's something criminal going on already. Not so?

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    October 8th, 2010 @14:17 #
     
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    Thank you Liesl. Let me rephrase: it's time I turned to profitable crime.

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  • <a href="http://www.detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">peterbeyondborders</a>
    peterbeyondborders
    October 8th, 2010 @19:56 #
     
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    That's short notice, but I'll try to publicize the hell out of this event and try to make it to the second one.

    Best of luck with this.

    Peter Rozovsky

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    Detectives Beyond Borders
    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
    http://www.detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

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  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    October 8th, 2010 @21:19 #
     
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    Show willing in this neck of the woods and they'll give you a job to do. Next year's conference you'll be on a panel, or sweeping up the dead cacti, or bodies, or something...

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  • <a href="http://www.detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">peterbeyondborders</a>
    peterbeyondborders
    October 8th, 2010 @23:49 #
     
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    I shall be willing to do any of the above, as long as no one puts a cactus to a use suggested by one of the comments on Mike Nicol's riposte to Caryl Frery.

    It was good to hear about this event, since I'd recently been asking if South Africa had any crime-fiction festivals.
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    Detectives Beyond Borders
    “Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home”
    http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

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  • <a href="http://crimebeat.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Mike Nicol</a>
    Mike Nicol
    October 10th, 2010 @09:17 #
     
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    Peter, this crime-fiction thingee happened between our emails during the course of last week. It will be an experiment but will give us some idea of how to proceed. You'll be hearing from us. Fortunately the cactus is not indigenous so we'll simply eradicate it as part of our xenophobia drive. Or get the (proposed) media tribunal to execute all cactus-types at dawn.

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