Win a coffee date with author Paige Nick

Author Paige Nick

If you love to read and then regale your friends and family with stories about the books you have enjoyed (or hated), then this competition, a partnership between the Cape Jewish Chronicle (CJC) and the Jewish Literary Festival (JLF), is for you.

The delightful and irreverent Paige Nick has written another hilarious novel which has been described as ‘a tour de farce’, a ‘tear-jerker, I cried with laughter’ and ‘has the authentic ring of South Africa of our time’.
Now we want to hear what you think about Unpresidented.

Reading and reviewing Unpresidented could win you coffee with this entertaining and acclaimed author — a great chance to quiz her about her writing, life and anything else you might want to know. You’ll also win another of her books and have your review published in an upcoming edition of the CJC.

But you have to do a bit of work first…

Read Paige’s newest novel Unpresidented (available from good bookshops or the Gitlin Library). Then, review the book in your own words and email your review to the CJC or the JLF (emails below) before 29 January 2018. Your review must be between 200 and 300 words and be sent to or

The reviews will be assessed by a panel of adjudicators from the CJC and JLF and the winning submission will be published in the March edition of the CJC.

So, get reading, send us those reviews and diarise the date for the next Jewish Literary Festival – Sunday 17 June 2018.
Paige is one of our invited authors among a host of well-known South African writers and commentators bringing you a lively and even more interesting and topical programme that will entice you to explore and journey further with the magic of books.

The JLF 2018 programme will showcase authors, poets, illustrators, journalists, writers and educators who have a Jewish connection or are engaged with subjects of Jewish interest. Building on the popular events of JLF 2016, the programme is being expanded to introduce leading thinkers on a wide variety of subjects (art, science, technology and innovation).

While the heart of our festival is Jewish-themed, our speakers, events and audience all defy narrow categorisation and many of our talks will be of universal interest.

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