04-08 September 2019

Open Book Festival

04-08 September2019

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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Where does the time go?

AT THE FUGARD THEATRE

17 – 21 September 2014
It really does feel like Open Book is just around the corner! If you haven’t already blocked off the dates, the festival is happening from the 17th to the 21st September this year. Five days of Cape Town at its most literary – the books, the authors, the […]

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Coming Soon to a Venue Near You

Upcoming Events…
Things on the Open Book front have been busy – and not just in preparation for the festival later this year (17 – 21 September). From exciting sessions at Westridge High School through to several great events happening in the near future, 2014 is turning out to be an unbelievable year!
The amazing Central Library […]

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Open Book 2014

This is a big year – Cape Town is the World Design Capital, South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy and Open Book goes into its fourth edition!
Block off the 17th to the 21st September! 5 days of mingling with authors and book lovers from near and far… 5 days of events that stay with […]

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This Time Last Week…

The third edition of Open Book was an incredible experience – those of you who were there know what I’m talking about! The authors who joined us – international and local – were on top form, sharing their opinions, talking about their work and generally keeping everyone spellbound.
2013 has been an amazing ride that really […]

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Open Book Breaks a Record!

Central Library in Cape Town was buzzing on Tuesday the 27th August as Open Book, together with the Library set about breaking the world record for the longest book domino chain. While we are still waiting official confirmation from Guinness, we have – unofficially – set a new record with 2586 books going down! We […]

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