Due to COVID-19, Open Book 2020 is cancelled.
Keep an eye out for our Open Book Podcast series in October 2020!
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 […]
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 […]
In light of the new wave of legislation and persecution, South Africa PEN held a conversation between Professor Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance at the University of Cape Town […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’re excited (and a little nervous) to announce that we – together with Central Library – are attempting to break the record for the longest book domino chain! We’ve got the books, a plan and […]
Internationally acclaimed author of the Wallander mysteries, Henning Mankell, has confirmed he will be attending Open Book next month.
Mankell’s work extends far beyond the Wallander series though – he is an accomplished dramatist and has […]
We are excited to announce that the entire Open Book programme is up on our site as well as on Webtickets!
The 130+ events will be running from the Fugard Theatre, the Book Lounge and other […]