Open Book Festival 2012


The Open Book Festival is an annual literary festival held in Cape Town, South Africa, focusing on South African literature internationally. The event included over 150 literary events, featuring over 100 authors over five days. Although South African literature features prominently, literature from around the world is also featured, with Anglophone and Francophone authors featuring prominently in the festival’s events. The event’s central hub was located at the Fugard Theatre but included other nearby venues in Cape Town. Authors included in 2012: Alan Hollinghurst, Lionel Shriver, Noo Saro-Wiwa, Mark Forsyth, Esi Edugyan, Kiran Desai, Justine Picardie, Véronique Ovaldé, Michela Wrong, Lola Shoneyin, Mark Kurlansky, Kathryn Schulz, Tom Mueller and last but certainly not least, Emily Gravett.


First day
20 September 2012

Final day
24 September 2012

The Fugard Theatre

Mervyn Sloman
Frankie Murrey