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Thu – 20th Feb 2020
Penguin Random House South Africa, a division of Penguin Random House and the largest English language publisher in South Africa, has announced its purchase of LAPA Publishers, the country’s largest Afrikaans-language publisher, from the ATKV.
Discover the remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Anne Glenconner, in her extraordinary new memoir
Lady in Waiting – a memoir of drama, tragedy and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner, a close member of the royal circle.
‘We read to go to places that our everyday lives don’t make available to us’ – Craig Higginson on his new novel The Book of Gifts
Pan Macmillan SA has shared a video interview with award-winning author Craig Higginson, discussing his fourth novel, The Book of Gifts.
Wed – 19th Feb 2020
Is jy verslaaf aan blokkiesraaisels? Dan het ons goeie nuus: 100 beste blokraaie van 10 jaar II is nou beskikbaar!
Maye Musk’s new book will be published in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers in April!
Drinking from the Dragon’s Well – Alex Smith’s vivid account of a year spent teaching English in Wuhan, China, and later in Taiwan
Curious to know more about life in Wuhan, the epicentre of the Corona virus?
Tue – 18th Feb 2020
Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (PLUS a visual presentation!) in Kloof (6 Mar)
Kloof Conservancy and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa.
Join James Hendry for the launch of his new novel Reggie and Me at Love Books, with Gail Schimmel (4 Mar)
Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of Reggie and Me by James Hendry, author of A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush.
Don’t miss Liam Del Carme, author of Winging It, at Woordfees 2020, with former Springbok captain Corné Krige, former Bok McNeil Hendricks and Erns Grundling (12 Mar)
Jacana Media and Queillerie invite you to a three-course meal and rugby discussion at SU Woordfees 2020!
Mon – 17th Feb 2020
Het jy al jou kaartjies gekoop vir die US Woordfees 2020? Hier is al die LAPA skrywers om na uit te sien
Die US Woordfees vind plaas vanaf 5 tot 16 Maart 2020. Het jy al jou kaartjies gekoop? Hier is al die LAPA skrywers wat jy dié jaar op die fees kan raakloop.
Why has Asia developed while Africa lagged? Find out in The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia
The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn and Emily van der Merwe is out in March from Pan Macmillan SA.
The incredibly detailed Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – essential for all bird lovers’ bookshelves
Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – a user friendly field guide that provides a fresh approach to bird watching in southern Africa.
Are you tired of being a grown up? Why not escape it all with an excerpt from Marian Keyes’s brand new bestseller
Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Marian Keyes’s latest book Grown Ups – the new classic from the queen of contemporary fiction!
On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl – ‘a novel of such transfixing beauty that it enlarges your faith in the medium itself’
Set in 1950’s America at a time when people stopped looking west and started looking up: a breathtakingly beautiful debut novel of revolution, chance and the gambles we take with the human heart.
Fri – 14th Feb 2020
Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Children of Virtue and Vengeance – the new book in Tomi Adeyemi’s stunning West African-inspired fantasy series
The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!
Is jy lief daarvoor om liefdesverhale te lees? Dan het LAPA Uitgewers se RomanzaKlub die perfekte aanbod vir jou – en net betyds vir Valentysdag. Komaan, bederf jouself!
LAPA is lief vir die liefde, en daarom het ons pas vanoggend twee opwindende kompetisies op ons Facebook-bladsye geloods. Vinnig spring, die kompetisies sluit vanaand om 20:00!
Sign up to join the Penguin Random House Book Club, and you could WIN this *fabliss* Marian Keyes Valentine’s hamper!
Kopano Matlwa’s novel Coconut has been published in Catalan by València-based publisher Sembra Llibres!
Don’t miss your chance to see Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in Cape Town (2 June) OR Johannesburg (4 June).