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 and a well-known writer for the ‘Daily Maverick’ and Professor Desiree Lewis, the Head of Department of Women and Gender […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 an amazing space…
The 27th of August will see us at Central Library bright and early, as we knock over the […]
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 published over 20 novels as well as books for children and young adults.
Audience members will have a wealth of events […]
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 selected venues.
Once again, it’s a great mix of ticketed and free events with something for everyone.
As always, a word of […]
The third edition of Open Book is just around the corner – 5 days of exciting, thought provoking and entertaining book related events that are not to be missed!
The full programme will be available to the public in early August, but we are delighted to announce that the programme for Poetica (running on the 7th […]
A significant number of South African authors will be boarding planes later this week to participate in Etonnants Voyageurs.
Some of you may remember the exciting partnership we forged with the French Festival in 2012, which saw 10 French speaking authors join us for Open Book last year…we are delighted that the partnership continues and that […]