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Tue – 23rd Jul 2024

Don’t miss award-winning Irish author John Connolly in Cape Town! (2 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to an evening with internationally bestselling author John Connolly!

Nicky Greenwall will be at Liberty Books in Elgin to launch her debut thriller A Short Life (30 July)

Join Penguin Random House and Liberty Books for an unforgettable evening – the launch of A Short Life by the acclaimed Nicky Greenwall! 

Fri – 19th Jul 2024

‘Amazing. Haunting. Unforgettable.’ Find out more about Chris Whitaker’s new novel All the Colours of the Dark

All the Colours of the Dark by Chris Whitaker is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

[Watch] John Boyne introduces his ‘powerful and unflinching’ new novel Earth

Penguin Random House SA has shared a video of million-copy-bestselling author John Boyne introducing his new novel Earth.

Thu – 18th Jul 2024

Make your time in the kitchen a little sweeter! Don’t miss the launch of The South African Guide to Gluten-Free Baking

Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of The South African Guide to Gluten-Free Baking by Zorah Booley Samaai!

Join pioneering game ranger Conraad de Rosner for the launch of his anti-poaching book Called By the Wild (26 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to join Conraad de Rosner for an intimate evening discussing his anti-poaching book, Called By the Wild: The Dogs Trained to Protect Wildlife.

Wed – 17th Jul 2024

Be part of the live CapeTalk studio audience for the launch of We Were Perfect Parents Until We Had Children by Vanessa Raphaely and Karin Schimke! (30 Jul)

Join authors Vanessa Raphaely and Karin Schimke in conversation with Pippa Hudson about their new book, We Were Perfect Parents Until We Had Children.

Announcing The Tea Merchant – Part 1 of a new two-book series by bestselling author Jackie Phamotse!

Penguin Random House is excited to announce The Tea Merchant, a new romantic thriller by bestselling author Jackie Phamotse!

Tue – 16th Jul 2024

[SOLD OUT] Don’t miss the launch of Nicky Greenwall’s debut domestic thriller A Short Life in Cape Town (25 Jul)

[NOTE: This event has sold out.] Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of A Short Life, the debut novel by Nicky Greenwall.

Don’t miss the launch of Quiet Time With the President: A Doctor’s Story about Learning to Listen at Love Books (1 Aug)

Join Peter Friedland and Jill Margo for the launch of their new book Quiet Time With the President: A Doctor’s Story about Learning to Listen.

Mon – 15th Jul 2024

In the latest episode of Pagecast, Femi Kayode chats about his thrilling and imaginative new novel Gaslight

This week on Pagecast, the podcast brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Femi Kayode engages in a lovely conversation with Dr Wamuwi Mbao.

Celebrate Fynbos Fauna at Kirstenbosch with Struik Nature (25 Jul)

Join Struik Nature for an event celebrating the Field Guide to Fynbos Fauna at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Society Bookshop in Cape Town.

Fri – 12th Jul 2024

New book alert! Find out more about Quiet Time With the President: A Doctor’s Story about Learning to Listen

Quiet Time With the President: A Doctor’s Story about Learning to Listen by Peter Friedland with Jill Margo is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

[Watch] Rosie Hewlett introduces Medea, a fascinatingly complex, staggeringly powerful woman

Penguin Random House has shared a video of author Rosie Hewlett introducing her new novel Medea, a breathtaking tale of loyalty, persecution and betrayal.

Wed – 10th Jul 2024

New book alert! Killer Stories – ‘an uprecedented look into the minds of serial murderers’

Killer Stories: Conversations With South African Serial Murderers by Brin Hodgskiss and Nicole Engelbrecht is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Reuel Khoza’s The Spirit of Leadership – a vital and timely book for a country that has lost its moral compass

The Spirit of Leadership: Reflections on Business and Faith by Dr Reuel Khoza is out now from Penguin Random House SA.

Tue – 9th Jul 2024

Read an excerpt from Earth, the new novel from internationally bestselling author John Boyne

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Earth, the new novel by John Boyne.

High Times: The Extraordinary Life of a Joburg Dope Smuggler – the true life story of Michael Medjuck

High Times: The Extraordinary Life of a Joburg Dope Smuggler by Roy Isacowitz and Jeremy Gordin is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Mon – 8th Jul 2024

New book alert! Nicky Greenwall’s debut domestic thriller A Short Life

A Short Life, the debut novel by Nicky Greenwall, is out in July from Penguin Random House SA!

[Listen] The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Find out more about Justin Fox’s action-packed military adventure The Wolf Hunt

This week on Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, Ron Irwin interviews Justin Fox about his latest book, The Wolf Hunt: Nazi Terror in South African Waters.