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Fri – 15th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the launch of North by Frank Owen, the pen name of Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer (19 Feb)

Penguin Random House and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of North by Frank Owen, the pen name of Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer.

New Wilbur Smith novel announced! King of Kings – an epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war

King of Kings brings together two of Wilbur Smith’s greatest families in the sequel to Triumph of the Sun.

Career opportunities: Jacana Media is hiring! (Production Assistant)

Jacana Media, South Africa’s fastest-growing independent publisher, is seeking a levelheaded production assistant who will do what it takes to get the job done.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from An Anonymous Girl – an electrifying psychological thriller

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money and leave.

Thu – 14th Feb 2019

Read Chapter 1 of The Mastermind – the true story of Paul Le Roux, the brilliant international crime boss from Krugersdorp

Read an excerpt from The Mastermind – the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the coder from Krugersdorp who became an international crime boss.

The Stress Code: From Surviving to Thriving by Richard Sutton – a scientific model for stress resilience

Supported by extensive scientific research, Richard Sutton’s new book The Stress Code offers practical tools and skills to buffer the adverse effects of stress and enhance functionality and health.

Join Deon Maas for the launch of Witboy in Berlin in Johannesburg

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Witboy in Berlin by Deon Maas.

‘The Tsafendas portrayed in The Man Who Killed Apartheid is an absolute treasure’ – Percy Zvomuya

Percy Zvomuya has reviewed The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas for New Frame.

Wed – 13th Feb 2019

Think out of the box this Valentine’s Day and surprise your sweetheart with the hilarious new anthology Love Poems for Married People

Written with brilliant wit, sharp observation and a big dose of reality, Love Poems for Married People takes the poetic form, turns it upside down and leaves it in the dishwasher to dry.

Listen to Nthikeng Mohlele talking to The Cheeky Natives about his love of writing and music

The Cheeky Natives have released their podcast with Nthikeng Mohlele, to celebrate the publication of his new book Illumination.

Cover reveal! A brand new edition of Nthikeng Mohlele’s debut novel The Scent of Bliss

The Scent of Bliss, the seminal debut novel from award-winning author Nthikeng Mohlele, is being released in a new edition!

Scrublands by Chris Hammer – a compulsive thriller that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page

In Riversend, an isolated rural community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest does the unthinkable, killing five parishioners before being taken down himself.

Tue – 12th Feb 2019

‘We have no photographs of our early days’ – Read an excerpt from Emma Rous’s gripping debut novel, The Au Pair

Read an excerpt from Emma Rous’s debut novel The Au Pair – one of the most anticipated books of 2019!

The Mastermind – The extraordinary story of Paul Le Roux from Krugersdorp, who became an international digital-age crime boss

The extraordinary story of Paul Le Roux – one of the world’s most prolific criminals – and the US government’s clandestine efforts to bring him down.

Squirm by Carl Hiaasen – a wildly entertaining novel celebrating the great outdoors and involving snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, and a menacing drone!

Squirm is a funny, wildly entertaining adventure about the great outdoors and protecting the environment, from bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, author of the modern classic Hoot.

Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual by Amatesiro Dore

As part of The Johannesburg Review of Books January Conversation Issue, read Amatesiro Dore’s Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual:

Everyone is Present events in Johannesburg, London and New York

If you missed Terry Kurgan’s packed book launches in Johannesburg, here’s one more chance to catch her.

Mon – 11th Feb 2019

‘Only sons could carry the family name’ – Read an excerpt from Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Son of the House, the debut novel by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia.

Don’t miss the launch of David Brock Katz’s new book South Africans versus Rommel in Joburg (Feb 21)

Delta Books and Bookdealers invite you to the launch of South Africans versus Rommel by David Brock Katz.