Open Book Festival Media Accreditation and Junket

12 AUGUST 2015

The Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre invite you to Open Book Cape Town from 9 - 13 September 2015

Open Book has officially opened its media accreditation applications. The festival, which is less than a month away, will once again bring more than 100 authors to Cape Town’s Fringe! Media are requested to complete the accreditation form below and send it directly to

Media will be allocated a media tag that will allow them access to all events that have not been sold out, therefore please be sure to check the programme and pre-book for specific events, or arrive 15 minutes before the event starts. Every event will have an allocated number of seats for the media therefore prior accreditation is essential.

Then, more exciting news for the media - we will once again host a media junket to kick off the festival. We have already confirmed nine international authors who will sit down at the Townhouse Hotel to share their inspirations and journeys with the media.

Authors already confirmed:

  • - Masha Gessen
  • - Saskia Goldschmidt
  • - Perfect Hlongwane
  • - Helen Macdonlad
  • - Jakob Melander
  • - Neel Mukherjee
  • - Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • - Louisa Treger
  • - Laura van den Berg

Date: 9 September

Time: 9:30 – 11:30

Venue: Townhouse Hotel

Please book your interview opportunity as soon as possible as the authors will have limited time to meet with the media.

The full author list:

About Open Book Festival

Open Book Cape Town is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. Dates for Open Book 2013 are 7 – 11 September. The hubs will once again be the Fugard Theatre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge.

When Mervyn Sloman and Ben Williams started talking about creating a festival, they had in mind around 60 literary events over 5 days featuring about 15 top international as well as some of the best South Africans writing today. Due to the incredible support Open Book received, that quickly grew into a festival that now includes over 100 events, featuring over 100 authors.