07-11 September 2016

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

Win a Trip to Open Book!

Tell @OpenBookFest & @Townhouseza which author you are most looking forward to seeing at the festival  & you could be flying to Cape Town this September!
The Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town’s favourite stay for people on the go, and the Open Book Festival have teamed up to celebrate their five-year partnership, by flying a festival fan […]

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Design a Wine Label and Win!

The Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre invite you to Open Book Cape Town

9 – 13 September 2015

Together with Leopard’s Leap, we are inviting you to design a wine label and stand a chance to win a great prize.

Festival goers have a wealth of stimulating and entertaining experiences to look forward to. South African writers […]

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Winter is Here

The Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre invite you to Open Book Cape Town
9 – 13 September 2015
May has arrived and with it, the perfect weather for reading. The amazing line-up of authors joining us for Open Book this year leaves no shortage of great books from which to choose (Patrick Gale’s A Place Called […]

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World Book Day 2015

23 April 2015
We’d love to hear what you have planned to celebrate World Book Day this year! Please share on our facebook page.
Or, you can join us at the Book Lounge…together with FunDza, we’ll be kicking off the READ CONNECT SHARE campaign. 40+ books will be shared with the public who in turn will share […]

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The List of Authors Grows

The Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre invite you to Open Book Cape Town
9 – 13 September 2015
April is always an exciting month on the calendar. The 23rd of April is World Book Day and an opportunity to celebrate writing, reading and everything in between. It’s also time for a few more names of authors […]

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Some More Names & News

The Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre invite you to Open Book Cape Town
9 – 13 September 2015
It feels like the year has barely started and yet, here we are in March. Time is moving quickly, which is great if you’re waiting for September to arrive, and transform Cape Town into a hub for all […]

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Open Book 2015! 9 – 13 September

It’s difficult to believe, but 2015 marks our fifth birthday!
What better way to celebrate than with some old friends…we are delighted that both Patrick Gale and Neel Mukherjee (thanks to the UCT Creative Writing Department) will be returning to the festival. 2011 was the last time we saw them in Cape Town and those of […]

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Reflections on 2014

The 2014 edition of Open Book Literary Festival took place in September, and as we begin planning next year’s festival, it seems worthwhile to take a moment to reflect on this year’s festival and think about the challenges facing us going forward.
The five days of the festival consist of a series of over 100 events. […]

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This time next week…

This time next week, Open Book will be in full swing! Hope to see you all there.
It’s almost impossibly to highlight events, but we do have further information for some events as well as an additional event that should be loads of fun. The Daily Maverick Mini Gatherings are not to be missed.
Kicking off at […]

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Almost there!

Two weeks from today, authors from around the world will have landed and be catching up on sleep in preparation for their events at Open Book 2014!
Each year, there are key moments that take our excitement up to the next level. One of those is the arrival of the printed programme – for those of […]

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