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Meet our authors at Open Book 2017

A number of New Africa Books and David Philip authors will be speaking at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town this month.

David Philip and New Africa Books will be at the Open Book Festival 2017

Over 100 local and international authors will speak at over 100 events in the city next week. Designed to showcase the best of South African writing, the Open Book Festival is a highlight of the literary year.

Loyiso Mkize, author of the Kwezi comics, will be speaking about his experiences writing for the young adult audience. Sindiwe Magona, author of Mother to Mother and numerous children’s books, will reflect on the process of translation. Nick Mulgrew, Thomas Pringle Short Story Award winner for 2016, will be speaking at a number of events ranging from reflections on life-writing to unpacking the world of small publishers, where he will be in conversation with our own Dusanka Stojakovic. 

Be sure to check out the overall programme of events and the individual appearances of Mkize, Mulgrew and Magona.

The 2017 Open Book Festival takes place from 6 to 10 September.

Telling #OurStories at the 2017 South African Book Fair

As a celebration of books and the publishing industry, writers and illustrators will descend on Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg from 8-10 September.

South African Book Fair 2017

New Africa Books and David Philip authors Sindiwe Magona, Loyiso Mkize and Nick Mulgrew will be in Johannesburg to join the events at the South African Book Fair.

Scheduled to coincide with National Book Week, the SABF is themed according to some of the most pertinent social issues playing out in Africa and globally. The SA Book Fair literary program will tackle a diverse range of topics, which will hopefully spark constructive debate. This is your chance to meet some of your favourite authors and get your books signed.

Nick Mulgrew will be speaking about his poetic voice, Loyiso Mkize of Team Kwezi will speak about what it takes to write a comic book and prolific author Sindiwe Magona reflects on her life as a writer in South Africa.

Find the full programme of events here.