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Friday – 16th November 2018

Try Zola Nene’s recipe for delicious Beef and Stout Hotpot from her new book Simply Zola

‘My Irish friend Jamie once begged me to drink a pint of Irish Stout with him at his farewell party as he was moving back to Ireland. It was complete torture, as I simply couldn’t handle the strong taste. BUT, give me Guinness in a stew and I’m happy as Larry (or Jamie in this case).’

John Grisham’s The Reckoning – his most powerful, surprising and suspenseful thriller yet

In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II.

Career opportunities: Jacana Media is hiring! (Marketing Manager, Marketing Administrator, Digital Coordinator)

Jacana Media’s frenetic marketing department has a few vacancies for energetic, proactive, fast-thinking people.

A love for books, great ideas, excellent communication and loads of energy are essential.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, the international bestseller by Holly Ringland

Staying in this evening? Settle in with a glass of wine and this extended excerpt from The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, the enchanting and captivating debut novel from Holly Ringland.

Thursday – 15th November 2018

Join The Cheeky Natives for a discussion of Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela at Bridge Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books invite you to the launch of The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela by Sisonke Msimang.

‘Wife and Independence’ – Read an excerpt and view photos from Michelle Obama’s intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir, Becoming

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou wins 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey and Company Business Book of the Year Award

John Carreyrou is the winner of the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey and Company Business Book of the Year Award for Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.

Every dish has a story and every chef has a journey – Lesego Semenya offers township cuisine with a twist in his debut cookbook Dijo

Soweto-born chef Lesego Semenya, well known as LesDaChef, shares his journey from the corporate world to being a chef, and offers township cuisine with a twist in his debut cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey.

Friday – 9th November 2018

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Rebecca Davis’s new book Self-Helpless: A Cynic’s Search for Sanity

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thursday – 8th November 2018

A new edition of The New Century of South African Poetry, edited by Michael Chapman

This new edition of The New Century of South African Poetry now includes 125 new poems, with the addition of a fifth section covering works produced by poets who have made their mark since the early 2000s.

Read an excerpt from Unsheltered, the compulsively readable new novel from Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resilience and compassion in times of great upheaval.

Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in Lee Child’s new electrifying thriller Past Tense

Lee Child’s Past Tense – the most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018 follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father’s past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, hair-raising, blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet!

‘Bitcoin has the potential to change the world’ – Mpho Dagada chats about his book Mr Bitcoin: How I Became a Millionaire at 21

‘The world needs to look up and notice that something that has the potential to change the world has risen among us. And that being Bitcoin.’

Try Zola Nene’s recipe for Roasted Tomato, Crouton and Beef Salad from her new book Simply Zola

Zola Nene has become quite a force on the South African culinary scene, yet her personal quest is to show people that cooking great food needn’t be pretentious or difficult.

How long can a dream survive? Every Breath, the new book by Nicholas Sparks, bestselling author of The Notebook

There are times when destiny and love collide. This story is one of them.

Don’t miss the launch of Deon Meyer’s new book The Woman in the Blue Cloak in Cape Town, with Mike Nicol (8 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Woman in the Blue Cloak, the new novel by Deon Meyer!

Watch an interview with Khaya Dlanga chatting about his new book These Things Really Do Happen To Me

In These Things Really Do Happen To Me, Khaya Dlanga shares some of the most embarrassing, joyful and hilarious events of his life, from his childhood until today.

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Vanessa Raphaely’s debut novel Plus One at Love Books

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of Vanessa Raphaely’s debut novel Plus One.

Vanessa Raphaely talks about the shocking big twist at the end of her debut novel, Plus One

It would be a weekend of fun, sunshine, champagne and partying. And it was all of those things. Until it wasn’t …

Join Fourthwall Books for the launch of Terry Kurgan’s Everyone is Present at Love Books

Fourthwall Books and Love Books invite you to the launch of Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family by Terry Kurgan.