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Hosting a series of hot debates, and sparking readers and writers to think differently, the events on offer are sure to enhance your reading experiences.

The South African Book Fair programme this year is not just for the occasional reader who’d like to know more about what to read.

Instead, in partnership with great people from the publishing world, and other centres of literary excellence, we’ve got some great opportunities, to learn a lot in a short space of time.

If you’d like to figure out how to get your golden novel published, catch Mark Winkler and publishing reps, who will give you the inside scoop on making your big break.And if you’re on the other side of things, and waiting to turn the brightest manuscripts into bestsellers, catch our practical editing sessions for a taste of the world of editing.Some highlights include: Goodbye to all that: Decolonising culture and institutions Saturday, August 1, Anglo Auditorium, 9.30am – 11am After Thando Mgqolozana’s challenge to the literary community, decolonization of texts has been hot on the South African agenda, and we’d like to take the conversation further.Join Thaddeus Metz, Xolela Mangcu, Achille Mbembe and Leigh-Ann Naidoo, in a discussion chaired by Salim Vally, to unpack the issues around decolonization, and to help imagine what a decolonized literary landscape would look like.South Africa at a fork in the road Saturday, August 1, Anglo Auditorium, 1.30pm – 3pm There’s no doubt that South Africa is going through transitions, in many social, political and economic spheres.Whenever answers and solutions arise, so too do more questions. Join the conversation in a discussion with John Saul, Steven Friedman, Louis Picard and Rehana Rossouw.