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Join Iman Rappetti for the launch of her memoir Becoming Iman in Durban

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Becoming Iman by Iman Rappetti.

Don’t miss Jan-Jan Joubert and Tony Leon at the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? in Stellenbosch

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Protea Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

‘The first thing Basjan did on arrival in the new land was to spit on it’ – Read an excerpt from Patagonia by Maya Fowler

The first thing Basjan did on arrival in the new land was to spit on it. It chagrined him that that was the first this land of grey dust got out of him, but it was necessary to rid himself of the taste of vomit. The salt water had been no help.

Career opportunity: Jacana Media’s Staging Post is hiring!

If all you’ve ever wanted was a career in publishing, then this position is for you. Applications close end June.

Pwaangulongii Dauod wins Gerald Kraak Award for his essay ‘Africa’s future has no space for stupid black men’

Pwaangulongii Dauod has won the R25 000 Gerald Kraak Award, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

Save the date: Mpho Dagada on Bitcoin and growing your wealth

Jacana Media presents Mpho Dagada, a young, self-made millionaire who in his memoir, Mr Bitcoin: How I Became a Millionaire at 21, shares his story of triumph and failure.

‘I remember exactly where I was when I heard that my father had died’ – Read an excerpt from The Pearl Sister

I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard that my father had died, I thought to myself as I stared out of the window and saw the complete blackness of night. Intermittently below me, there were small clusters of twinkling lights indicating human habitation, each light containing a life, a family, a set of friends …

Who Will Rule in 2019? Don’t miss the launch of Jan-Jan Joubert’s new book in Pretoria

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced

African shortlistees this year hail from Uganda (Harriet Anena), South Africa (Fred Khumalo and Michelle Sacks), Ghana (Cheryl Ntumy) and Nigeria (Efua Traoré and Obi Umeozor).

Short Story Day Africa Prize shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction has been revealed. This year’s prize theme is ‘ID’, …

David Baldacci thanks South African fans and chats about his new novel The Fallen

Worldwide bestselling novelist David Baldacci has a new book out in the Amos Decker series: The Fallen.

Join Jan-Jan Joubert and Eusebius McKaiser for the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? in Joburg

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

Mr Bitcoin: How I Became a Millionaire at 21 – Mpho Dagada tells his story

Jacana Media presents Mpho Dagada, a young, self-made millionaire who in his memoir, Mr Bitcoin: How I became a millionaire at 21, shares his story of triumph and failure.

‘Why didn’t you bring in the SWAT team, Duff?’ – Read an excerpt from Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth

Bestselling crime writer Jo Nesbo takes on Shakespeare’s bloodiest thriller: Macbeth.

RIP Philip Roth (1933 – 2018)

American literary icon Philip Roth died on Tuesday at the age of 85. The author’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, confirmed his death, …

Don’t miss the launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler at Love Books

Maya is an award-winning South African writer, and this fascinating novel, she transports us to the wide Patagonian plains, where the Afrikaans language survives to this day.

Achille Mbembe honoured with 2018 Ernst Bloch Prize

Author and academic Achille Mbembe will receive the 2018 Ernst Bloch Prize this year.

Meet bestselling author Tony Park in Nelspruit!

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Tony Park’s new book, Captive.

Join Suzan Hackney and Karina M Szczurek for the launch of Tsk Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large at Kalk Bay Books

If you’re in Cape Town, join Jonathan Ball Publishers for the launch of Tsk Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large by Suzan Hackney at Kalk Bay Books!