Australian author Damien Brown at the Open Book Festival

The Australian High Commission is proud to be supporting a visit to South Africa by acclaimed Australian author, and medical doctor, Damien Brown.

05 SEPTEMBER 2013, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Summary
The Australian High Commission is proud to be supporting a visit to South Africa by acclaimed Australian author, and medical doctor, Damien Brown. Damien has recently published Band-Aid for a Broken Leg, an account of life as a doctor without borders in Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan from a humanitarian and medical perspective. Mr Brown will travel to Cape Town to attend the Open Book Festival, which will take place from 7 - 11 September 2013.

The Australian High Commission is proud to be supporting a visit to South Africa by acclaimed Australian author, and medical doctor, Damien Brown.  Damien has recently published Band-Aid for a Broken Leg, an account of life as a doctor without borders in Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan from a humanitarian and medical perspective.  Mr Brown will travel to Cape Town to attend the Open Book Festival, which will take place from 7 - 11 September 2013.

The Open Book Festival includes a large number of events over 5 days featuring acclaimed international writers such as Ian Rankin, Patrick deWitt and Marli Roode.  Damien will participate in a number of Open Book panel sessions and events, the details of which can be found on the Open Book Festival website:  http://openbookfestival.co.za/authors/damien-brown/

Damien will be participating in a number of community outreach events during his visit including a reading and Q&A session at Claremont High School and a public speaking at the University of Cape Town. Damien will also be holding interviews with SABC 2, SAFM and Sunday Times and will feature as a keynote speaker at a Doctors Without Borders fundraising dinner on 12 August.

The Australian High Commission is delighted to be supporting Australian author, and doctor, Mr Damien Brown through our public diplomacy program. 

For any other media enquiries please contact:

Helen Mitchell, Third Secretary

Australian High Commission, Pretoria

Tel: 012 423 6183 Mobile: 071 877 9870 Email: helen.mitchell@dfat.gov.au

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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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