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We’ve Been Shortlisted!

We were thrilled to hear that we have been shortlisted for the London Book Fair Excellence Awards in the category of Literary Festivals! It is an honour we share with all the authors who have joined us and given so much during events over the years. And of course, the audiences who have been so vital in transforming discussions into meaningful engagement on so many different topics.


In addition to ourselves, the following have also been shortlisted in the same category:
The Krakow Festival (Poland), Flupp (Brazil) and FLIP (Brazil).

And last but certainly not least, many thanks to our partners and sponsors! None of this would have been possible without all of you.

2 responses to “We’ve Been Shortlisted!”

  1. Jennifer Herman says:

    Well deserved I may add!
    Very well deserved.

    Congrats, especially to Mervyn.
    But to the rest of you as well.

  2. Belinda says:

    Congratulations, Mervyn and his Book Lounge team!

    WELL DESERVED, indeed. May there be much more recognition to come.

    Your tireless efforts make for a top-notch, well-rounded and all-inclusive event that makes it exciting to live in Cape Town.

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