A number of New Africa Books and David Philip authors will be speaking at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town this month.
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.
The 2017 Open Book Festival takes place from 6 to 10 September.