Open Book Festival – It’s back!

Open Book Festival 2014 has kick started the year with the approval of their Guinness World Record

17 MARCH 2014, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
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Open Book Festival, now in it’s fourth year, has started 2014 off with a bang. Following months of anticipation, they have officially been announced as Guinness World Record holders after Guinness approved their record for the Most Books Toppled in a Domino Effect that was staged at the Central Library, Cape Town, in 2013. Added to this, they have also confirmed a few authors for the 2014 festival.

Open Book Festival, now in it’s fourth year, has started 2014 off with a bang.Following months of anticipation, they have officially been announced as Guinness World Record holders after Guinness approved their record for the Most Books Toppled in a Domino Effect that was staged at the Central Library, Cape Town, in 2013.

Frankie Murrey, event organiser, added: “ What an incredible way to kick start Open Book Festival 2014. We have also, already, secured renowned authors and are working to ensure that this year is even bigger than before.”

International authors who have already confirmed their attendance are Sebastian Barry, Mike Carey, Raymond E Feist, Aminatta Forna, Felicitas Hoppe and Anthony Loewenstein.For the little ones children’s authors: Satoshi Kitamura and Adam Stower will also be sharing their love of words.

The festival will take place from 17th – 21st September, five days of mingling with authors and book lovers from across the world at the iconic Fugard Theatre, Book Lounge and Central Library venues in Cape Town.

The Open Book Festival team has hit the grown running with mentoring at Westridge High School in Mitchell’s Plain and the launch of Food Jams and Pulp Fiction 3 already underway.No doubt that 2014 is going to be an exciting year.

For more information on the festival visit: openbookfestival.co.za or email Frankie Murrey at 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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