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Tue – 23rd Apr 2024

[Listen] The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Karen Horn discusses her new book, Prisoners of Jan Smuts

This week on Pagecast, Monique Verduyn interviews Karen Horn, about her book, Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII.

Philosophical, erudite and sexy: God’s Pocket by Sven Axelrad will haunt you long after you’ve finished the last page

God’s Pocket, the second novel from Sven Axelrad, is out in May from Penguin Random House SA!

Mon – 22nd Apr 2024

Don’t miss the Love Books launch of Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa by Karl Kemp (24 Apr)

Why do so many South Africans prefer to take the law into their own hands rather than rely on the police? Why are those who do so often cheered or sympathised with?

New book alert! Hedley Twidle’s new essay collection Show Me the Place

Show Me the Place by Hedley Twidle is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 17th Apr 2024

Win 1 of 3 signed bundles of the Tannie Maria mystery series by Sally Andrew!

Penguin Random House SA and Umuzi are giving away three signed bundles of the Tannie Maria mystery series by Sally Andrew.

Join Karen Horn in Cape Town for the launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII (25 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII by Karen Horn.

Tue – 16th Apr 2024

Read an excerpt from My Favourite Mistake – the hilarious, heartwarming new novel from global bestselling author Marian Keyes

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Marian Keyes’s new novel My Favourite Mistake!

Don’t miss the launch of The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown by Adam Welz at Love Books (17 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of The End of Eden by Adam Welz.

Fri – 12th Apr 2024

Until August – the extraordinary rediscovered novel from Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Until August by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Anne McLean, is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Don’t miss the launch of Bullsh!t: 50 Lies That Made South Africa by Jonathan Ancer – an outrageous miscellany of myths and fibs (25 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launch of Bullsh!t: 50 Lies That Made South Africa by Jonathan Ancer!

Thu – 11th Apr 2024

‘I think this book says a lot about where we are as a country’ – Karl Kemp introduces Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa

Karl Kemp’s Why We Kill: Mob Justice and the New Vigilantism in South Africa delves into the unsettling rise of vigilante justice in South Africa.

New book alert! Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII by Karen Horn

Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII by Karen Horn is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 8th Apr 2024

What does ‘productivity’ even mean? Read an excerpt from Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport.

The Three-Body Problem – read the book behind the hit TV series

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 5th Apr 2024

Jonny Steinberg wins prestigious Book Critics Circle award for Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage

Bestselling South African author and scholar Jonny Steinberg scooped the award for best biography for Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage at the National Book Critics Circle awards in New York last week – one of the most prestigious awards in the publishing industry!

Discover true wealth: Robin Sharma introduces a revolutionary method in his upcoming book The Wealth Money Can’t Buy

Robin Sharma, bestselling author of books like The 5AM Club and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, has a special message for South Africans!

Thu – 4th Apr 2024

Don’t miss the launch of Hiking the Fish – the ultimate guide to the Fish River Canyon Trail – in Betty’s Bay (13 Apr)

Join Struik Nature at the Harold Porter Book & Craft Shop in Betty’s Bay for the launch of Hiking The Fish!

Join Margie Orford at The Book Den in Windhoek for the launch of Love and Fury: A Memoir (9 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Den invite you to the launch of Love and Fury: A Memoir by Margie Orford.

Tue – 2nd Apr 2024

Bullsh!t: 50 Lies That Made South Africa – Nelson Mandela told us that we, as a nation, were ‘special’. Turns out we aren’t.

Bullsh!t: 50 Lies That Made South Africa by Jonathan Ancer is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Small Changes for Big Results – how to improve your finances one step at a time!

Small Changes for Big Results – Warren Ingram and Marc Rogatschnig have joined up to create a powerful self help book that shows you with small changes can bring big results.