The Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre invite you to Open Book Festival
7 – 11 September 2016

Some of you may have noticed names popping up on our website over the past few days…you can expect many more in the coming weeks, but for now, here is a taste of who will be joining us for #OBF2016.

There is no way to do this other than alphabetically, but please do click through to our website for further details about each of the authors below!

Benjamin Chaud – France (thanks to the French Institute)
Martin Egblewogbe – Ghana (thanks to the Goethe-Institut)

Shane Evans – USA (thanks to the US Consulate)
Jostein Gaarder – Norway (thanks to NORLA)
Misha Glenny – UK
Pumla Gqola – SA
Garth Greenwell – USA
Rawi Hage – Canada (thanks to the Canada Council)
Nadia Hashimi – USA/Afghanistan
Hippolyte – Reunion (thanks to the French Institute)

Fred Khumalo – SA
Lauri Kubuitsile – Botswana
Kim Leine – Denmark (thanks to the Embassy of Denmark)
Bongani Madondo – SA
Andy Martin – UK
Mohale Mashigo – SA
Indira Neville – New Zealand (thanks to the Publishers Association of New Zealand)
Chigozie Obioma – USA/Nigeria
Nnedi Okorafor – USA/Nigeria
Yewande Omotoso – SA
Heather O’Neill – Canada (thanks to the Canada Council)
Rosemary Sullivan – Canada (thanks to the Canada Council)
Philip Teir – Finland (thanks to the Embassy of Finland)
Adeiye Tjon – The Netherlands (thanks to the Dutch Foundation for Literature)
Michela Wrong – UK
Sunil Yapa – USA

We look forward to sharing further names with you in the near future. In the meantime, the Book Lounge has many of the above writers’ work on the shelf, so for all who want to start reading now, you know where to go!

We are also delighted that the City of Cape Town is running an audience survey that will help them – and us – better understand the audiences that attend cultural events. If you have a moment, please click here to complete.

If you would like further details about the festival or events, please contact Frankie (frankie@openbookfestival.co.za).

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Open Book is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum, The Townhouse Hotel,  The French Institute, The Canada Council for the Arts, NORLA, Goethe-Institut, The Embassy of Denmark, The Embassy of Finland, The Dutch Foundation for Literature, The Publishers Association of New Zealand, the US Consulate and Central Library and sponsored by Leopards Leap, Pan Macmillan, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, Penguin Random House and CCIBA.