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Fri – 4th Dec 2020

Die vyfde bundel in die Romanza Nostalgie-reeks is hier! Lees twee van Alma Carstens se heel eerste liefdesverhale

’n Nuwe Bruidegom and Verlore jare deur Alma Carstens is nou weer beskikbaar in ’n spesiale Romanza Nostalgie versamelbundel.

South African Advent-ure: Week 1 – win a hamper of 7 books from Penguin Random House SA

Win an incredible hamper of seven local books from Penguin Random House SA!

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Shuggie Bain, the Booker Prize-winning debut novel by Douglas Stuart

Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain is the talk of the town, after it was recently awarded the 2020 Booker Prize.

Don’t miss a Jacana Masterclass on The How of Publishing, with John Oakes from New York publishing firm OR Books (7 Dec)

Jacana Media is hosting a Masterclass titled The How of Publishing, where you will have a chance to meet John Oakes from New York publishing firm OR Books.

10 new Wilbur Smith books are on the way – including a brand new series!

Wilbur Smith has a major new 10-book deal – including a return to Egypt with a thrilling new series!

Thu – 3rd Dec 2020

Baster deur Jan Vermeulen, die naaswenner in LAPA se Jeugromankompetisie vir 2019, is nou beskikbaar!

Baster deur Jan Vermeulen is die storie van Karel, ’n seun wat met honde kan praat, en Hêppie, ’n liefdevolle brak wat gedwing word om ’n straatvegter te word.

The lost art of letter writing – read an interview with John Webb about his novel Nine Letters

Penguin Random House SA chatted to John Webb recently about his new book Nine Letters – an uplifting novel that celebrates the power of letter writing.

Exhibition: Roger Ballen’s new book and photographic series Roger the Rat – surreal, refined and disturbing (6 Dec)

The Daville Baillie Gallery and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the opening of the exhibition Roger the Rat by renowned photographer Roger Ballen.

Wed – 2nd Dec 2020

Die perfekte kerskousgeskenk is hier! Die Ickabog deur JK Rowling is nou beskikbaar (Plus: Kyk na die wen-illustrasies)

Video: Die Ickabog deur JK Rowling is nou beskikbaar met 34 kinders tussen die ouderdom van 7 en 12 se wen-illustrasies.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance by Peter Hain and André Odendaal (8 Dec)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Peter Hain and André Odendaal’s new book Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance.

Ellah Wakatama joins the panel of judges for the fourth Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, is delighted and honoured to welcome Ellah Wakatama to the panel of judges that will adjudicate the 2020/21 Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize.

‘This is meant to be a thought-provoking book!’ – Sue Nyathi chats to The Cheeky Natives about her book A Family Affair

Sue Nyathi chatted to Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane and Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele of The Cheeky Natives about her new novel, A Family Affair.

New book alert! Claudia Rankine’s most intimate work yet – Just Us: An American Conversation

Citizen changed the conversation. Just Us moves it forward again – and this time, urges all of us to take part.

Tue – 1st Dec 2020

‘Asterix se eie kleinkind – reg vir ’n veldslag’: Lees ’n skerpsinnige uittreksel uit Amper Frans deur Louis Jansen van Vuuren

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Amper Frans waar die skrywer Louis Jansen van Vuuren sy Franse kulinêre opvoeding op skreeusnaakse wyse beskryf: ‘In die keurige foyer van die hotel besef ek gou hierdie is ’n hoëhol-instansie.’

Career opportunity: LAPA Publishers is hiring a Christian publisher! Apply before 23 December 2020

LAPA Publishers (a division of Penguin Random House South Africa), has a vacancy for a qualified and dynamic individual to work as the new Christian publisher.

Why buy our book? Changing a Leopard’s Spots authors Alex van den Heever and Renias Mhlongo explain

In this light-hearted video, world-renowned wildlife trackers Alex van den Heever and Renias Mhlongo explain why they think you should buy their new book, Changing a Leopard’s Spots: The Adventures of Two Wildlife Trackers.

Read an excerpt from Miss Benson’s Beetle – a funny, heartwarming and magical read that’ll lift your spirits

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Miss Benson’s Beetle, an uplifting and redemptive story of a glorious female friendship against the odds, from Rachel Joyce, the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Music Shop.

Mon – 30th Nov 2020

Wie is Annie Olivier, die uitgewer agter Jonathan Ball se uitstekende niefiksie oesjaar vir 2020?

Dit gebeur selde dat die helde agter die boeke in die kollig geplaas word. Melt Myburgh het onlangs met Annie Olivier, Jonathan Ball Uitgewers se dinamiese niefiksie-uitgewer, gaan gesels om haar beter te leer ken.

Sjoe! Is dit warm hier by LAPA of is dit November 2020 se nuutste Romanzas?

November se Romanzas is nou beskikbaar: Liefste rooikop deur Elize Davies, ’n Vreemde tyd vir liefde deur Marilé Cloete, Sterrekyker deur Frieda van der Westhuizen en Ompaaie na jou deur Magda Schmidt.