4-8 September 2019 at the Fugard Theatre | OPEN BOOK CAPE TOWN

    OPEN BOOK 2018 LINEUP

    OPEN BOOK FESTIVAL
    5 – 9 September 2018

    at The Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre
    FORGET 9 TO 5 & START PLANNING FOR YOUR 5 – 9!

    June is an exciting month for us at Open Book – we get to share the first group of writers joining us for the festival. Their work is extraordinary and we highly recommend getting your hands on their books as soon as possible!

    Lesley Nneka Arimah, Nicole Dennis-Benn and David Chariandy

    Aminatta Forna, Mariana Enriquez and Adam Smyer

    Frankie Edozien, Anna Dahlqvist and Jonas Bonnier

    Mariko Tamaki and Guy Delisle
    You may have noticed that we haven’t included any international poets above – we have some amazing people joining us for #cocreatePoetica 2018 and will be in touch soon!

    On the local side, we are delighted to welcome back some of our favourite writers, as well as to have a number of writers who will be joining us for the first time. We are also very excited about the debut writers joining us this year.

    Pumla Gqola, Mohale Mashigo (Intruders), Niq Mhlongo, Judith February (Turning and Turning) and Rebecca Davis (A Cynics Pursuit of Happiness)
    Ijangolet Ogwang, Nozizwe Jele, Sue Nyathi and Angela Makholwa

    Landa Mabenge (Becoming Him), Zuki Wanner, Siya Khumalo and Haji Mohamed Dawjee

     Tumelo Buthelezi (The Last Sentence), Clinton Chauke, Jeremy Vearey and Craig Higginson (The White Room)

    This is just the start – Open Book Festival 2018 is something you aren’t going to want to miss!
    Put in for leave from the 5 – 9 September and get reading.

    If you would like any additional information about the festival, please get in touch with Frankie.

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    Open Book Festival is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum, The A4 Arts Foundation, The Townhouse Hotel,  Novus Holdings, The French Institute, The Canada Council for the Arts,The Embassy of Sweden, The Embassy of Argentina, The Dutch Foundation for Literature, UCT Creative Writing Department, University of Stellenbosch English Department, and Central Library and sponsored by Leopards Leap, Open Society Foundation, Pan Macmillan, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, and Penguin Random House.

    One response to “OPEN BOOK 2018 LINEUP”

    1. Nuku van Coller says:

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      I am not on Facebook Twitter or Instagram-please continue sending me the program and news by email,thanks:
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