Sixth novel for Hambidge

06 October 2008

Acclaim: Prof Joan Hambidge's sixth novel, Kladboek, is now available.

Award winning poet and author Joan Hambidge, of UCT's School of Languages and Literatures, has launched her sixth novel, Kladboek, which has already received wide critical acclaim.

Published simultaneously with Hambidge's Palindroom / Koesnaatjies vir die proe, Kladboek is "a scribbling book" for a poet and novelist travelling to Japan, blending travel writing, poetry, intellectual discourses and storytelling.

"Kladboek focuses on what happens to the writer when she writes poetry or conducts an affair," explains Hambidge.

"It's also a story of a love triangle. One of the characters completes the novel for the author, who has died in a car crash.

Different versions of writing are explored to 'blend' a story of the fabrication of a novel." Kladboek is published by Protea and is available in all bookshops.

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