Pinelands Library - 2023


Joanne will be there. Looking forward to the African Book Festival.


Blown Away by Books - 2020

Fans braved the wind, load shedding, Coronavirus, and the dangerous streets of Fish Hoek to reach the library where a fabulous line up of local and internationally acclaimed authors shared inside information about their lives, their books and their writing process. Thank you to Máire Fisher, Paul KilfoilKaren Gray-Kilfoil, Fish Hoek library, and more, for taking 2020’s Blown Away by Books to the next level. Looking forward to next year!

Open Book Festival - 2019

Joanne Hichens and Karina Szczurek launched HAIR: Weaving & Unpicking Stories of Identity, at the Open Book Festival, in Cape Town, in September 2019. 

the franschhoek literary festival - 2018

Joanne Hichens interviews top South African thriller writers, Sally Andrew, Karin Brynard and Irma Venter.

the franschhoek literary festival - 2018

Joanne Hichens interviews FunDza writers, Ndibulele Sotondoshe, Nandipha Tshabane and Zimkhitha Mlanzeli, all bravely telling home truths in home-grown stories.

Die Laughing - 2016

Incredible Journey, caine prize - 2015

Joanne Hichens and Tim Richman, publisher of Incredible Journey, toast Lidudmalingani Mqomboti and Bongani Kona, both short-listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing, for their short stories in Incredible Journey. Lidudmalingani went on to win the top prize. 

Sweet Paradise - 2015

A lineup of SA authors at an Exclusive Books (Cavendish) book signing. 

Bloody Satisfied - September 2013

Best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin holds up his copy of Bloody Satisfied, a gift from Joanne when he visited Cape Town in Spetember 2013 as a guest author at Open Book Festival. 

DIVINE JUSTICE - Book Trailer for the first in the Rae Valentine series