Author Events

18 April 2024

Die Oude Leeskamer

Die Oude Leeskamer, Stellenbosch, Interview

Ian was in discussion with Jonathan Amid about his recent novel, Catastrophe, set in Ukraine during the Cold War.

1-4  November 2023 


Booktown Richmond’s 17th Anniversary
BookBedonnerd XVI

Ian delivered a talk on the fascinating journey in the writing of his latest novel, Catastrophe, including the fascinating in-person research he undertook in Ukraine. He also facilitated a panel featuring the finalists of the national Vindigo Press Short Story Competition.

Madibaland @ Bookbedonnerd 2023: an interview with Darryl David

18 October 202310:30 

Victoria Hub, Stellenbosch

TOYOTA US WOORDFEES Van Oekraïne, met liefde


18 October 2023 


RSG Radio Interview

Ilse Salzwedel engages in a captivating conversation with Ian Sutherland about his compelling historical novel, Catastrophe, on her Wednesday night radio show, “Skrywers en Boeke.”

4 September 2023 

18:30  – 20:3 – DAUNT BOOKS

Holland Park, 112 – 114 Holland Park Avenue

UK Book Launch – Daunt Books

15 -20 June 2023 

Karoo Writers Festival,

Izak de Vries pins down word-warriors Ari Seirlis, Ian Sutherland and Crystal Warren.

20 May 2023 


Bijoux Square, 61 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

Book signing at Wordsworth Books, Franschhoek

25 April 2023 

Soiree with Vindigo Press
110 Loop Street Cape Town

Soiree of books and live music held at the Intravinous Wine Lounge and Bar.

28 February 2023 

Liberty Books
Elgin, Peregrine Farm Stall

At this booked-out event at Liberty Books in Elgin, the author was in conversation with owner Christy Weyer.

24 February 2023 

Pniël Museum
Adam Small Festival

The author was interviewed by Festival Organiser, Darryl David.

22 NOVEMBER 2022

Wordsworth Longbeach
Mall Book Launch

At this booked-out event at Wordsworth, the author was in conversation with editor and Noordhoek local, Gwen Hewett.

09 NOVEMBER 2022

Exclusive Books Cavendish
Square Book

Cavendish Square The launch of Ian’s new book,
CATASTROPHE, was successfully hosted by Exclusive Books, Cavendish Square.


Karoo Writer’s Festival

Panel discussion at the 2021 Schreiner Karoo Writers’ Festival in Cradock, where journalist AJ Opperman gets ‘behind the scenes’ with Deon Meyer, Ian Sutherland. Tony Jackman & Martin Welz.


November 2020

Karoo Writer’s Festival

Interview with Dr. Dean Allen at the Schreiner: Karoo Writers Festival 2020


13 February 2020


Sandy Bailey’s Thursday Book Club Lunch

It was a joy to share a delicious meal with a room full of discerning book lovers at Sandy Bailey’s Constantia Book Club last week – and to share the story of my writing life and the writing of the novel, Featherstream. What a beautiful venue too. Contact Sandy ( for details of the next one.

23-26 October 2019


Boekbedonnerd Literary Festival

This feast of books, conversation, street art and food – organised annually by Darryl Davids and Dr. Peter Baker in the charming Karoo town of Richmond in the Northern Cape. It was a privilege to introduce the audience to Featherstream on the Wednesday morning – and a delightful surprise to receive the award for ‘Best Novel’ at the Independent Publishers Award banquet held on Thursday evening.

14 March 2019

Cavendish Square

Exclusive Books Cavendish Square Book Launch

We were privileged to be hosted for this wonderful event by the Exclusive Books’ flagship store in Cavendish Square, Claremont, where Ian was interviewed by historian and Cape Talk contributor, Dr Sara Pienaar.

6 December 2018


Hermanus Book Launch

This packed-out event was held at the delightful independent, The Book Cottage, Hermanus or (028) 313 0834

20 November 2018


Johannesburg Book Launch

This standing room only event happened at Love Books, Melville (Johannesburg, tel (011) 726 7408) on Tuesday 20 November 2018./h5>

RSPV: or (011) 726 7408

25 October 2018

False Bay

Simonstown Book Launch

This over-subscribed event took place at the False Bay Yacht Club on 25 October.

13 September 2018


Gardens Book Launch