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Fri – 21st Jun 2024

Coming in July 2024: Right Thing, Right Now, the third book in the bestselling Stoic Virtues series by Ryan Holiday

Right Thing, Right Now: Justice in an Unjust World by Ryan Holiday is out in July from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss Robin Sharma live in Cape Town! (2 Jul)

Bestselling author and top leadership expert Robin Sharma will be in Cape Town for an exclusive event to launch his new book, The Wealth Money Can’t Buy: The 8 Hidden Habits to Live Your Richest Life.

Thu – 20th Jun 2024

New edition! Commando: A Boer Journal of the Anglo-Boer War by Deneys Reitz – the literary masterpiece that transcends time

Jonathan Ball Publishers presents the definitive account of Commando: A Boer Journal of the Anglo-Boer War, published as Deneys Reitz first wrote it in the English translation; edited and annotated by historian and Anglo-Boer War expert Professor Fransjohan Pretorius.

Join James-Brent Styan at The Book Lounge for the launch of his new book The Dirty Secrets of The Rich and Powerful (27 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Dirty Secrets of The Rich and Powerful by James-Brent Styan.

Jacana Literary Foundation reveals standout manuscripts from the third edition of From Pitch to Publication

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) has announced the standout manuscripts from the third season of From Pitch to Publication, an initiative aimed at providing a platform for emerging writers to showcase their work to industry professionals.

Wed – 19th Jun 2024

Can weight-loss drugs really be as good as they sound? In Magic Pill Johann Hari shares his personal experience on Ozempic

Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs by Johann Hari is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘Many people forget that I am separate from Tannie Maria’ – an interview with Sally Andrew on her brand-new cookbook

Sally Andrew, creator of the bestselling Tannie Maria series, has published a cookbook with Penguin Random House!

Tue – 18th Jun 2024

Medea Unveiled – Rosie Hewlett chats about her dark and epic feminist retelling of Medea

Women in Greek Mythology have historically been relegated to roles as villains or victims due to the patriarchal society of Ancient Greece, but the recent resurgence of myth retellings by female voices is reclaiming their stories and allowing them to be seen as heroes, says Rosie Hewlett.

Don’t miss the launch of Richard Steyn’s remarkable new book Rhodes and His Banker at Love Books (2 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Rhodes and His Banker: Empire, Wealth and the Coming of Union by Richard Steyn. 

Thu – 13th Jun 2024

Rhodes and His Banker by Richard Steyn – the story of a remarkable friendship

Rhodes and His Banker: Empire, Wealth and the Coming of Union by Richard Steyn is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘Listen for the Lie is very much a book that came from the characters’ – Amy Tintera chats about her debut novel for adults

Amy Tintera is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels for young adults. Listen for the Lie is her adult debut. She chats here about structuring the book around a podcast, and balancing humour and romance with crime and mystery.

Mon – 10th Jun 2024

In the latest episode of Pagecast, Kobby Ben Ben talks to Lethabo Mailula about his powerful novel No One Dies Yet

This week on Pagecast, the podcast brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, the phenomenal Kobby Ben Ben chats about his novel No One Dies Yet.

Five minutes with Sven Axelrad on his new novel God’s Pocket

Sven Axelrad is seldom seen without his dog. His dog and a pen and piece of paper. How else will he be able to write down what is happening in the town of Vivo?

‘A magnificent achievement’ – Find out more about Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland by Khumisho Moguerane

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce the release of Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland, 1880s-1950s by Khumisho Moguerane.

Fri – 7th Jun 2024

Don’t miss the launch of the long-awaited new edition of Newman’s Birds by Colour at the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay (15 Jun)

Struik Nature and the Kogelberg branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa invite you to the launch of Newman’s Birds by Colour.

Join Beverley Roos-Muller for the launch of her new book Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed at The Book Lounge (13 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed by Beverley Roos-Muller.

Mon – 3rd Jun 2024

Opposites attract – Emily Henry introduces her joyful new novel, Funny Story

Emily Henry is back with Funny Story – a relatable, hilarious and cathartic rom-com built around the struggle of making friends as an adult and the familial relationships that shape who we are.

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of The Wolf Hunt, the new novel by Justin Fox (6 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Wolf Hunt by Justin Fox.

Thu – 30th May 2024

Join Richard Charkin for the launch of his memoir My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing at The Book Lounge (6 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing 1972-2022 by Richard Charkin.

Flavours of the Karoo and New York – try this cheesecake recipe from Recipes to Live For: A Tannie Maria Cookbook

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Recipes to Live For: A Tannie Maria Cookbook by Sally Andrew!