Blown Away by Books: book festival in the Deep South Fish Hoek Library 16-19 March 2016 “The first festival took place in March 2014 and was a resounding success. False Bay College partnered with us to undertake all the marketing, at their own cost, and have committed to future festivals. The Festival will coincide with National Library Week each year and involves events at the libraries of Fish Hoek, Masiphumelele, Simon’s Town and Ocean View, in this way allowing...Read More »
Rowe has an uncanny knack to twist her plots and characters to form an intricate web of suspense and intrigue.
She uses her portrayal of very real South African characters and their stories to masterfully depict infinitely different perspectives of life and crime on the Cape Flats.Read More »
Great plotting and insight into her characters make for a fast and furious read.
The only pity is that you will be heartbroken when you finish it.Read More »
Ancer asked Rowe to describe her book in 140 characters. “It’s a murder mystery but it’s also a social investigation of character, landscape and the politics of Cape Town,” she said.
Ancer also asked Rowe to participate in the sound effects Rorschach test. He played a 30-second audio clip and Rowe had to make up a story about the sound on the spot.Read More »
An hour of delightful conversation took place at The Book Lounge in Cape Town earlier this month when novelist and filmmaker Michéle Rowe launched her second book, Hour of Darkness.
The author was joined by the owner of the bookshop, Mervyn Sloman, in a discussion that crossed the spectrum from hilarious banter – “This book is seriously good shit!” – to an in-depth and serious exploration of the evolution of the narrative process.Read More »