Open Book Festival returns to Cape Town

The highly anticipated Open Book Festival returns from 7 - 11 September.

08 JULY 2013, SOUTH AFRICA
Summary
The highly anticipated Open Book Festival returns in September, and the confirmed list of authors is already reason enough to book the weekend of 7 – 11 September to be at the Fugard Theatre and the Book Lounge in Cape Town. Authors featured on the 2013 programme include Teju Cole, NoViolet Bulawayo, Ian Rankin, Lauren Beukes, Zapiro, Margie Orford, Mike Nicol, Anton Kannemeyer, Deon Meyer and many more.

The highly anticipated Open Book Festival returns in September, and the confirmed list of authors is already reason enough to book the weekend of 7 – 11 September to be at the Fugard Theatre and the Book Lounge in Cape Town.

Authors featured on the 2013 programme include Teju Cole, NoViolet Bulawayo, Ian Rankin, Lauren Beukes, Zapiro, Margie Orford, Mike Nicol, Anton Kannemeyer, Deon Meyer, Patrick de Witt, Adam Habib, Mongane Wally Serote, Andre Brink, Sindiwe Magona, Pumla Gqoza, Niq Mhlongo, Zakes Mda, and many more. For teens, we will be joined by international superstar, Michael Grant, while the little ones will be delighted by award-winning author and illustrator, Polly Dunbar.

Returning and new Open Book Festival sponsors are Leopard’s Leap, ABSA, Fugard Theatre, Townhouse Hotel, British Council, Institut Francais, Gordon Institute of Creative and Performing Arts, Dutch Foundation for Literature, Highland Park, Medicins Sans Frontieres, Equal Education, The Big Issue, Jonathan Ball Publishers, NB Publishers, Penguin Books, Pan Macmillan, Random House Stuik, Oxford University Press, Central Library, District Six Museum, SAA.

For a complete listing of the authors who will be attending, please visit www.openbookfestival.co.za or contact Frankie Murrey: frankie@openbookfestival.co.za

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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.

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