We are excited, yes, we… are… excited! We’re excited about our plans for the 2020 South African Book Fair. We are overjoyed by the fact that we have been prompted into re-imagining what our national celebration of books and reading could be, it is an open book, a turning page, a new chapter on which to build something innovative, powerful and fresh.
Most of us have been catapulted into the online world, zooming, ‘facetiming’ and attending webinars more than ever. As we continue to become accustomed to, and even a little fatigued by, this new way of engaging with the world, our wonderful team behind the South African Book Fair are busy conjuring up ways to develop a new, meaningful, vibrant and engaging book fair experience. We’ll leave it there for now, but know that we are creatively at work to bring you an online and physical hybrid of a relevant and engaging programme, a line-up of writers within and beyond borders, beautifully curated event experiences, a more results-driven commercial marketplace and a more comprehensive SME skills development initiative. We look forward to sharing more of this with you in the coming months.