September marks the celebration of words, starting with International Literacy Day and ending with Cape Town’s biggest literary festival. From 17 – 21 September, internationally recognised fantasy authors and political journalists all added to over 8400 literature lovers who made their way to South Africa’s biggest literary festival, the fourth Open Book.
Internationally recognised author, Raymond E. Feist said, “The Open Book Festival in Cape Town is absolutely one of the most enjoyable festivals I’ve attended anywhere. The enthusiasm of readers, variety of authors, and the warm, welcoming ambience is not to be missed. Should the opportunity arise, go!”
Added to this, having attended an event hosted by Zelda la Grange and Marianne Thamm, Karina Szczurek from LitNet, said that their conversation was undoubtedly a highlight of the festival.Other festival highlights include sold out events for Raymond E. Feist and more, an honest discussion of the state of the media and the second Poetica poetry slam.
Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of Leopard’s Leap says, “Being a part of the Open Book Festival speaks to our passion for reading. We are delighted that Cape Town is making literature a lifestyle and we are privileged to be a part of a project that works towards empowering our nation.”
Open Book Festival would like to thank all those involved: authors, Leopard’s Leap, Townhouse Hotel, City of Cape Town, publishers, Book Lounge and many, many more.