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Thu – 30th Nov 2023
‘I once went to kill a man’ – Read an excerpt from The Year of the Locust, the terrifying and eagerly awaited new thriller by Terry Hayes
Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from The Year of the Locust, the highly anticipated second novel from Terry Hayes, author of the global bestseller I Am Pilgrim.
Mon – 27th Nov 2023
Terry Hayes fans, enter now to win a copy of both his masterpieces, The Year of The Locust and I Am Pilgrim!
Penguin Random House is giving away copies of Terry Hayes’ highly anticipated new novel The Year of The Locust and his previous masterpiece I Am Pilgrim.
In the latest episode of Pagecast, Mary Beard, author of Emperor of Rome, is in conversation with Batya Bricker
In the latest episode of Pagecast, Batya Bricker engages in a fascinating conversation with world-renowned classicist Professor Mary Beard about her new book, Emperor of Rome.
Fri – 24th Nov 2023
Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Secret – the new high-octane rollercoaster ride of a novel from Lee Child and Andrew Child.
Happy Indoor Garden: Easy Plant Guide for Each Room of Your Home by Miranda Janatka, and illustrated by Georgie McAusland, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.
Thu – 23rd Nov 2023
Jojo celebrates the incredible journey that Johannes Radebe has been on so far – out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!
Now a major TV series! A new edition of Catch Me a Killer by South Africa’s first-ever profiler Micki Pistorius
Delve into the gripping world of criminal profiling with psychologist Micki Pistorius – the trailblazer who became South Africa’s first-ever profiler.
Wed – 22nd Nov 2023
The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Jenny Crwys-Williams chats to Beverley Roos-Muller about her extraordinary book Bullet in the Heart: Four Brothers Ride to War
In today’s episode of Pagecast, join legendary broadcaster Jenny Crwys-Williams as she interviews Beverley Roos-Muller about her book Bullet in the Heart: Four Brothers Ride to War 1899–1902.
Join Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall for the Stellenbosch launch of Legends: People Who Changed South Africa for the Better (30 Nov)
Penguin Random House and the Stellenbosch University Centre for Social Justice invite you to the launch of Legends: People Who Changed South Africa for the Better by Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall.
Thu – 16th Nov 2023
[Pagecast] Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi chats to Uhuru Portia Phalafala about her epic and deeply personal novel The First Woman
In this episode of Pagecast, prize-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi chats to Uhuru Portia Phalafala about her second novel, The First Woman.
Join Justin Fox in Somerset West for the launch of his gripping new book Place: South African Literary Journeys (18 Nov)
Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Place: South African Literary Journeys by Justin Fox.
Don’t miss former Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida in Joburg and get your copy of I Am Shudu signed (25-26 Nov)
Join Jacana Media for an exclusive book signing tour featuring Shudufhadzo Musida, former Miss South Africa!
Wed – 15th Nov 2023
[Video] Acclaimed actor Richard Armitage introduces his ‘atmospheric, icily tense’ debut novel Geneva
Find out more about Geneva – a bold and unpredictable debut thriller set in the biotech world (and deceptive beauty) of Switzerland, by acclaimed actor Richard Armitage.
Penguin Random House, Umuzi and Exclusive Books invite you to the virtual launch of Bridge by Lauren Beukes!
Tue – 14th Nov 2023
Don’t miss the launch of Legends: People Who Changed South Africa for the Better by Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall at Love Books (16 Nov)
Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the launch of Legends: People Who Changed South Africa for the Better by Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall.
Tremor by Teju Cole – a surprising and deeply essential work from a beacon of contemporary literature
Teju Cole’s new novel Tremor is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!
Mon – 13th Nov 2023
In the latest episode of Pagecast, meet Joanne Lefson, author of Pigcasso: The Painting Pig That Saved a Sanctuary
In this week’s episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Joanne Lefson, author of Pigcasso: The Painting Pig That Saved a Sanctuary, is in conversation with Brandon de Kock.
Don’t miss the launch of Sky Guide Southern Africa – the most trusted guide to the southern skies – in Cape Town (15 Nov)
Hear about celestial happenings and forecasts for 2024 at the launch of the astronomical handbook Sky Guide Southern Africa!