Everything You Need To Know About the Open Book Festival 2015

The 5th edition of the Open Book Festival arrives in the Mother City this September. With over 100 writers and illustrators confirmed, the Open Book attracts the largest number of international authors, to any festival of its kind, in South Africa.

Mervyn Sloman, Festival Director, says:

“We’re thrilled to announce a fantastic line-up for the fifth edition of Open Book. Festival goers have a wealth of stimulating and entertaining experiences to look forward to. South African writers will be sharing the stage with authors from Congo, Denmark, France, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA and Zimbabwe.”

The Open Book is sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, Pan Macmillian, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, Penguin Random House and is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum, The Townhouse Hotel, The Dutch Foundation for Literature, The French Institute, Central Library, SA PEN, UCT Creative Writing Department, NORLA, The United States Consulate, The Embassy of Denmark and the Embassy of Sweden.

OPEN BOOK DETAILS:

  • Date: 9 – 13 September 2015
  • Venues: The Fugard Theatre, Homecoming Centre, Cape Town Central Library and The Book Lounge
  • Tickets: Open Book Festival tickets are available online from Webtickets.

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Open Book Festival Flier 2015

While there are still some late additions being confirmed, the list of participants is huge:

Diane Awerbuck  (SA), Lauren Beukes (SA), Elleke Boehmer (SA), Lien Botha (SA), Marc Boutavant (France), Andrew Brown (SA),  Mary Burton (SA), Kay Carmichael (SA), Justin Cartwright (UK), Maxine Case (SA), Toast Coetzer (SA), Gareth Crocker (SA), Raphael D’Abdon (SA), Z. P. Dala (SA), Rebecca Davis (SA), Melissa De Villiers (SA), Jean de Wet (SA), Khaya Dlanga (SA), Finuala Dowling (SA), Jonty Driver (SA), Shereen El Feki (UK), Karen Joy Fowler (USA), Justin Fox (SA), Patrick Gale (UK), Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe), Gardini Genna (SA), Garisch Dawn (SA), Masha Gessen (Russia), Mark Gevisser (SA), Saskia Goldschmidt (Netherlands), Pumla Gqola (SA), Vernon Head (SA), Cat Hellison (SA), Joey Hifi (SA), Derrick Higginbotham (SA), Craig Higginson (SA), Perfect Hlongwane (SA), Nic Hoekstra (SA), Daniel Hugo (SA), Gerhard Human (SA), John Hunt (SA), Anton Kannemeyer (SA), Antjie Krog (SA), Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine), Jacqui L’Ange (SA), Zelda La Grange (SA), Mandla Langa (SA), Debbie Loots (SA), Alain Mabanckou (Congo), Helen Macdonald (UK), Danelle Malan (SA), Anthony Marshall-Smith (SA), David McLennan (SA), Jakob Melander (Denmark), Deon Meyer (SA), Andrew Miller (SA), Paul Mills (SA), Zimkitha Mlanzeli (SA), Nthikeng Mohlele (SA), Tauriq Moosa (SA), Neel Mukherjee (UK), Thsifhiwa Given Mukwevho (SA), SJ Naude (SA), Okey Ndibe (Nigeria), Chris Nicholson (SA), Mike Nicol (SA), Andreas Norman (Sweden), Su Opperman (SA), Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya), Sally Partridge (SA), Mathews Phosa (SA), PJ Powers (SA), Shirmoney Rhode (SA), Chris Riddell (UK), Claire Robertson (SA), Henrietta Rose-Innes (SA), Rehana Rossouw (SA), Michele Rowe (SA), Beverly Rycroft (SA), Andrew Salomon (SA), Patricia Schonstein (SA), Stephen Segerman (SA), Asne Seierstad (Norway), Katleho Shoro (SA), Dana Snyman (SA), Jonny Steinberg (SA), Martin Steyn (SA), Craig Bartholomew Strydom (SA), Fred Strydom (SA), Onkgopotse JJ Tabane (SA), Nathan Trantraal (SA), Laura van den berg (USA), Marlene van Niekerk (SA), Rudie van Rensberg (SA), Alex van Tonder (SA), Anja Venter (SA), R. A. Villanueva (USA), Mandy J Watson (SA), Svante Weyler (Sweden), Kathryn White (SA), Mark Winkler (SA) and Ingrid Winterbach (SA).

Open Book Festival 2015

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