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Sarah Lotz

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The kindness of strangers and the Book Lounge

As Lauren has already pointed out on one of the threads, (thanks, Lauren!), The Book Lounge will be kindly donating 10% of all sales of Exhibit A at the launch of the novel tonight to The Emma Animal Rescue Society (TEARS), which is an incredibly generous gesture. TEARS does amazing work, and has a non-euthanize policy.

There will also be an outlet at the Book Lounge where cans of dog and cat food, blankets, dog biscuits, toys etc will be collected for needy and unwanted animals (I know, I know, guilt trip), and any donations however small, will be most appreciated.

I’ll be conversation with Andrew Brown, brilliant author of Coldsleep Lullaby and Street Blues. Exhibit A stars two disreputable lawyers who find themselves enmeshed in small town police corruption, and as Andrew is a police reservist and an advocate, he’s in the perfect position to give me a hard time about the novel. Clearly the discussion will be terrifying for me and hence fascinating for everyone else.

And I heard yesterday that eTV will be filming the launch (?!), so if you can make it, here’s the perfect opportunity to wear a nice Cape Town hat.


The launch takes place tonight at 5.30 for 6pm at the Book Lounge, Roeland Street.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    June 23rd, 2009 @09:43 #

    A nice Cape Town hat? Que?

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    June 23rd, 2009 @10:11 #

    Ah ... wish I could be there. Sans hat, of course, to affirm my Joburg identity. Good luck tonight, Sarah. If the book fair launch was anything to go by, it's going to be fab!

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    June 23rd, 2009 @10:18 #

    Okay, look, I used to own a hat, a very spiffy pinstripe trilby. But Matthew confiscated it, claiming it made me look like Justin Timberlake.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    June 23rd, 2009 @10:58 #

    Enjoy it Sarah. Another day I'm sorry I'm not in Slaapstad / Ape Town.

    I look forward to pics of the hat, and please organise a youtube clip of the eTV coverage.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    June 23rd, 2009 @16:24 #

    Hat? Hat!! Hurray! I will be the person under a cartwheel adorned by a large bunch of flora and fauna.


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