Amanda’s 17 Questions for Lauren Libenberg

Date: 25 June 2008

PlaceChocadore, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Book: The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter & Jam

Date of Birth: 3 August 1972

1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Ellis “Red” Reddy from The Shawshank Redemption.

2. What is your most treasured possession?
My photographs

3. Which living person do you most dislike?
Robert Mugabe

4. What is your greatest fear?

5. Who or what has been the love of your life?

The African Wilderness

6. What is your greatest regret?
The chances I’ve missed. I regret not having travelled more, and seen the world before I was married with children

7. If you could choose to be a character in a book, who would it be?
Thelma – from Thelma & Louise

8. Which book have you read the most in your lifetime?
Lord of the Rings

9. What is your favourite journey?
Overland through Sub-Saharan Africa

10. Cats or Dogs? Which do you prefer?

11. What quality do you most admire in a women?

12. Which book that you’ve written is your favourite?

13. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Be prepared for the agony of rejection.

14. What are your favourite names?
Erin & Conor

15. What do you do as a hobby?


16. What are your top three books?
Lord of the Rings by J R Tolkien, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

17. Where do you get your greatest ideas for writing?
Rummaging through my own memories and the memories of others.

The Write Co (and a few close friends) recently indulged in The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam with author Lauren Liebenberg at Hyde Park, Johannesburg’s Chocadore. Take a look at the photos.


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