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Fri – 14th Jun 2019

Facts stranger than fiction? Enter here to WIN a book hamper of some of the best local non-fiction titles out this month

Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of The 7 Things Every Young Black Entrepreneur Should Know, Invest Your Way To Wealth, and The SABC8!

Join Lawfare authors Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis for a Kelvin Grove Club Breakfast in Cape Town (19 June)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Kelvin Grove Club for breakfast with Lawfare authors Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis.

2019 Media24 Books Prizes winners announced – Niq Mhlongo awarded Herman Charles Bosman Prize

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose, novelist and short story writer Niq Mhlongo, poet Gabeba Baderoon and octagenarian debut author Andries Buys are among the recipients of the 2019 Media24 Books Literary Prizes awarded in Cape Town last night (Thursday, 13 June 2019).

Barry Gilder’s novel The List has been optioned for a film or TV series!

Barry Gilder’s novel The List has been optioned for development as a feature film series or television series by Known Associates Entertainment.

The Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Spanish Promise by bestselling author Karen Swan

Staying in this evening? Warm yourself up with a glass of wine and Karen Swan’s sizzling summer novel The Spanish Promise.

Thu – 13th Jun 2019

Adrian Hayes is coming to South Africa to share his hair-raising new book – One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life and death on the world’s most unpredictable and perilous mountain.

[Watch] Bestselling author John Boyne has a message for his South African fans about his new book My Brother’s Name is Jessica

John Boyne recorded a short video message for his South African fans about his new book, My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

Competition time! Win a Father’s Day book hamper from Jacana Media

Share your fondest memory of your father and you could win a book hamper from Jacana Media!

Don’t miss the launch of Lawfare, the timely and important new book by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis, in Cape Town (18 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davies.

Forget the 10,000-hour rule. All you need is Range.

No matter what you do or where you are in life, you will see the world differently after you’ve read Range. 

Wed – 12th Jun 2019

Don’t miss the launch of former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey’s memoir A Captain’s Journey at The Book Lounge (3 July)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A Captain’s Journey by Neil Tovey.

Yusuf Daniels’s new book Living Coloured – a glimpse into the joy and often harsh reality of growing up on the Cape Flats

Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) by Yusuf Daniels is a special kind of memoir that utilises short stories to weave together both a culturally insightful and an achingly nostalgic glimpse into a childhood on the Cape Flats.

New book alert! The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley

The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley is out in June 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Dead at First Sight by Peter James – full of suspense and twists you won’t see coming

Dead at First Sight, the 15th Roy Grace novel from the highly acclaimed, number one bestselling author Peter James, is out this month!

Tue – 11th Jun 2019

Don’t miss a #FeesMustFall panel discussion with Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo will take part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Narratives of Change: Reflecting on Movements in South Africa’.

The bestselling books in South Africa – April

This list represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous four weeks to 2 May 2019, and combines fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.

Don’t miss the Durban launch of former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey’s memoir A Captain’s Journey (20 June)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of A Captain’s Journey by Neil Tovey.

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in Candice Carty-Williams’s sharp, relatable and evocative debut novel Queenie

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams is a disarmingly honest, boldly political and inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

The lottery of life and love in Lagos – find out more about Toni Kan’s new short story collection Nights of the Creaking Bed

Corruption, religious intolerance, gratuitous violence and the importance of joy are some of the big themes that underlie Toni Kan’s memorable collection, Nights of the Creaking Bed.

Mon – 10th Jun 2019

Don’t miss the launch of The 30-year Safari by Justin Fox at Exclusive Books Cavendish (11 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books Cavendish invite you to the launch of The 30-year Safari: A Celebration of Getaway Photography edited by Justin Fox.