Henning Mankell confirmed for Open Book Festival

Swedish crime writer, children's author, AIDS activist and respected dramatist, confirms appearance.

15 AUGUST 2013, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
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Henning Mankell, Swedish crime writer, children's author, AIDS activist and respected dramatist, confirmed his appearance at the 2013 Open Book Literary Festival in Cape Town this week. Henning is the author of the prize-winning Inspector Wallander series, and his written more than 20 novels and several children’s and young adults books.

Henning Mankell, Swedish crime writer, children's author, AIDS activist and respected dramatist, confirmed his appearance at the 2013 Open Book Literary Festival in Cape Town this week.

Henning is the author of the prize-winning Inspector Wallander series, and his written more than 20 novels and several children’s and young adults books.

He will appear at the following events on the Open Book Festival programme:

  • Writing Revolution (8 September at 2pm)
  • Fox & Raven: Readings from the Dark Side (8 September at 8pm)
  • Crime Writers (9 September at 12pm)
  • Henning Mankell (9 September at 5pm)

Open Book Festival 2013 takes place from Saturday September 7 – Wednesday September 11. For more information visit www.openbookfestival.co.za. Book for all events via Webtickets (www.webtickets.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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