Latest News

French 75 Recipe


The story goes that British soldiers stationed in France during the First World War wanted to add some kick to […]

Alabama Slammer Recipe


In the 1988 movie, Cocktail, Tom Cruise plays the role of a bartender and the self-proclaimed Last Barman Poet. The Alabama […]

Mississippi Punch Recipe


The Mississippi Punch was made famous in the all-time classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Packing quite a punch, it was Holly […]

#CheninOccasion Dinner Date


Just at the thought of a dinner date, one gets butterflies in the tummy! A romantic dinner can be a first date, […]

#CheninOccasions Picnic time!


Summer and picnic goes hand in hand. Whether you enjoy the real deal with checkered blankets and baskets or a […]

#CheninOccasion – Cake, Club and Chenin Blanc


Book Clubs are such clever inventions! Not only do they force us to take some time for ourselves, they also […]

#CheninOccasion – Summer Sunset


Sunset is a special time of day whether you enjoy it from a rooftop with city sounds in the background, […]

Chenin Blanc for all Occasions


Choosing a wine can be challenging when you are planning a menu or even when just ordering from a menu. But, […]

2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards!


The 2018 Leopard’s Leap Classic Chenin Blanc has been awarded with the Chenin Blanc Trophy in the 2018 Michelangelo International […]

Traditional Tipsy Tarts


Few things are as delightful and delicious as a traditional tipsy tart. Served with coffee at a sensible hour or […]

Page 1 of 4212345...102030...Last »
News

Nobel Prize-winning Author to Appear at Open Book Festival



The French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 2008, will attend Cape Town’s inaugural Open Book festival this September, the organisers announced today.

Considered by many to be the greatest living French-language writer, Le Clézio is the author of more than thirty books, including novels, travel writing, collections of essays and short stories, and books for children. He is perhaps best known for Désert, which tells of an uprising by the Touareg against French colonials in Morocco. In announcing his Nobel award, the Swedish Academy called him “an author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity below and beyond the reigning civilization.”

Le Clézio will be joined, from the French-speaking world, by well-known French-Ivorian writer Véronique Tadjo, currently based in Johannesburg, and Alain Mabanckou, author of the brilliant and disturbing African Psycho. Tadjo’s first novel, As the Crow Flies, was re-published by Penguin as part of its African Writers Series, under the editorial direction of Chinua Achebe. Mabanckou’s highly-anticipated latest book, Memoirs of a Porcupine, will be available in South Africa later this year.

The formidable literary trio appear courtesy of the French Institute, the cultural agency of the French Embassy in South Africa.

“We were thrilled when we heard of the French Institute’s interest in participating in Open Book,” said festival director Mervyn Sloman, who is also proprietor of The Book Lounge, Cape Town’s popular independent bookshop. “And doubly-so when they told us who they had in mind to attend. That we’ve secured these three writers is a huge boon for our city’s lovers of great literature.”

Le Clézio, Tadjo and Mabanckou will appear alongside the likes of Jeannette Winterson, Paul Harding and Hari Kunzru at Open Book, which runs from 21 to 25 September at The Fugard Theatre and other city venues.

Upcoming Events

21 November 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
23 November 2018
  • Wine and Food Pairing
Wine and Food Pairing
12:00
24 November 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
28 November 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
29 November 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
30 November 2018
  • Wine and Food Pairing
Wine and Food Pairing
12:00
1 December 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
5 December 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00

Buy Our Wines

Take a look at our wine collection. CLICK HERE

Ask Us

Feel free to contact us.
CLICK HERE



    Newsletter Sign-up


    © Copyright 2018 Leopard's Leap | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Delivery Policy | Refund Policy

    Ask Us

    [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]