Kalk Bay Books & Jacana Media
invite you to the launch of

Ride the Tortoise


Liesl Jobson


Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for 2013.

Liesl Jobson, generally spotted taking pictures at other people’s launches, will launch her new book at Kalk Bay Books, and will be in conversation with Karin Schimke.

Liesl’s new book, Ride the Tortoise, is a collection of longer short stories, in which she writes with panache and hypnotic honesty about topics as diverse as anorexia, cleaning the oven, the terror of losing a child, exile, infidelity and desire. Few writers are as assured in traversing the terrain of loss and fear. Yet there is quirky humour and sly surprise in these stories told from the perspectives of the policewoman, art teacher, athlete, bassoonist, lover and mother.

Treat yourself: these dark chocolate and bitter orange stories are erotic, edgy and wise.
When: Tuesday 16 April 2013
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6.30 for 7pm

RSVP: by 15 April to

021 788 2266.

Please note: this is a free event but RSVPs are required for catering purposes.
Copies of Ride the Tortoise will be available for purchase and Liesl
will sign books on the evening.