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France celebrates South African Writers

 A significant number of South African authors will be boarding planes later this week to participate in Etonnants Voyageurs, the biggest literary festival in France.
Some of you may remember the exciting partnership we forged with the French Festival in 2012, which saw 10 French speaking authors join us for Open Book last year…we are delighted that the partnership continues and that they will be welcoming the same number  of South Africans at their festival!

Authors who will be travelling are : Mark Behr, Kevin Bloom, André Brink, Damon Galgut, Michiel Heyns, Kopano Matlwa, Deon Meyer, Niq Mhlongo, Kgebetli Moele and Mike Nicol.

We are expecting the 3 day festival to do much to raise awareness about the talented writing happening in South Africa!

Programme and information

If you would like further details about the trip or Open Book 2013, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from Open Book Cape Town).

This event is part of the French &South African seasons 2012-2013 and is supported by l'Institut Français and the National Arts Council of South Africa

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