Open Book Festival Cape Town | 6-10 Sept

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Open Book Festival at The Fugard Theatre is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. The hubs will once again be the Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum Homecoming Centre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge.

The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), the Alliance Fran├žaise in Southern Africa and the French Embassy in South Africa are proud to support the new edition of the Open Book Festival and especially the participation of French author Antonin Varenne.

Get tickets for the festival here 


Antonin Varenne will also attend a literary evening at the Alliance Fran├žaise of Johannesburg on September 12th!



Antonin Varenne studied philosophy in Paris and began writing in 2006. His first novel to be translated into English was Bed of Nails which was awarded the Prix Michel Lebrun and the Grand Prix du Jury Sang d'encre. His second, Loser's Corner was awarded the Prix des Lecteurs Quais du polar/20 minutes and the Prix du Meilleur Polar Francophone. Retribution Road is his most recent English translation and was published in 2017.