Darryl Earl David

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Darryl Earl David (19**-) is a lecturer, writer, freelance travel journalist and founder of literary festivals and other cultural enterprises. (Also known as Darryl David)

He has completed a masters' thesis in Afrikaans in 1992 and a doctorate in Literary Tourism, and is a lecturer of Afrikaans at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is the co-author, with Philippe Menache, of 101 Country Churches of SA. (2010), and A Platteland Pilgrimage: 101 Country Churches of SA. (2012).

His debut story "The Slow Gardener", was a finalist in the True Stories of KZN competition in 2008 and was published in an anthology of short stories

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Over the years he has developed his role as cultural activist and helped to found the Midlands Literary Festival in Howick, the Breyten Breytenbach Literary Festival, the JM Coetzee Literary Festival; the Midlands Literary Festival; the Schreiner Festival; the Fugard Festival; BoekBedonnerd festival in Richmond, and the South African Kinderboekfees ("Children's Book Festival"). He also founded what is known as Booktown Richmond[1].



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