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French authors at the 2014 Open Book Festival

Fugard Theatre | Cape Town
17 – 21 September 2014

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Five days of Cape Town at its most literary – the books, the authors, the ideas…not to be missed. With 150 events over five days at different interesting venues throughout the City of Cape Town, the Open Book Festival features readings from around 100 authors, of which 25 are top international writers.
French authors Olivier Tallec and Oliver Rohe (cancelled due to air transport strike) are taking part in the festival with the support of the French Institute of South Africa.
is a French children’s book author and illustrator. He graduated from the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris and worked in advertising as a graphic designer before devoting himself to illustration. He has done numerous illustrations for newspapers and magazines and has illustrated over 50 books for children. He’s fascinated by textiles and by all forms of popular culture. An avid traveler, he divides his time between Paris, where he lives, and far-flung adventures.
Meet Olivier Tallec: 18th Sept from 18.00 – 19.00
Our French Friends: 19th Sept from 18.00 – 19.00
Comics Fest – Illustrator Sports: 21st Sept from 16.00 – 17.00
Olivier will also be visiting schools while at the festival!

was born in 1972 of a German father and an Armenian mother from Lebanon. He is the author of three novels: Défaut d’origine et Terrain vague (published in 2003 and 2005 by Allia), Un peuple en petit (published in 2009 by Gallimard), and a fictional biography on Mikhaïl Kalachnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 (Ma dernière création est un piège à taupes published in 2012 by éditions Inculte). As the founding member of the Inculte publishing house, for which he has co-directed several essays and collective position papers, Rohe also writes segments for France Culture’s radio program and collaborates with many periodicals and magazines (Nouvelle Revue française (NFR), Revue Etudes, Pensée de Midi, Revue Feuilleton, etc.).


Our French Friends: 19th Sept from 18.00 – 19.00
Exploring the Self: 20th Sept from 18.00 – 19.00
Cutting Edge Fiction: 21st Sept from 16.00 – 17.00

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