Why is this week different from all other weeks, you ask yourself. Well two reasons actually.
1) anyone in advertising is suffering from a monster post-Loerie hangover. 2) it’s Open Book Week in Cape Town.
If you haven’t heard, Open Book Festival is the first of it’s kind here in Cape Town. It’s the love child of wonderful Mervyn Sloman, owner of The Book Lounge, and Ben Williams, Editor in Chief and awesome nice great good fab bookie guy from Books Live. (I’m a fan of both, does it show?)
So I’ve taken the week off work so I can go to the events at my leisure, and I’m going to try blog about as many of them as I can. We’ll see how we go. It’s going to be a feast of books and reading and writers and stuff, and stuff, and stuff.
There are a couple of events I’m particularly looking forward to. Like:
– The launch of Mike Nichol’s new book about the Dewani story on Sunday at 10am.
– Damon Galgut talking to Stephen Amsterdam on Wednesday at 8pm. I just finished his book, Things We Didn’t See Coming, and it was fascinating. Quite post-apocalyptic and Road-esque in nature, so I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say about it.
Ooh also looking forward to hearing James Clelland talk about his book Deeper than Colour on Friday at 12pm.
And really hoping I can finish Pulitzer Prize winning author, Paul Harding’s Tinkers, before his talk on Thursday at 6. (I’m only on page 40, so I’ve got some work to do.)
So much to see, so much to read, so much hangover to get over before then. Can’t wait.
If you’re interested in checking out The Open Book Festival schedule, or booking tickets (which you should totally do, really, it’s going to be awesome, you won’t regret it, I swear) visit their site over here.