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[Potgooi] ‘Dis nooit, ooit te laat nie. Staan op, daar is ’n lewe daar buite’: Ilse Verster gesels op Radio Overberg oor So lyk ’n vrou…

Hoe oorleef mens 40 jaar saam met ’n narsis? Ilse Verster gesels met Anne-Marie Burger oor haar debuut, So lyk ’n vrou. Plus, lees ’n resensie op LitNet!

‘Toe val die jong soldaat’: Lees ’n aangrypende uittreksel uit Tenk deur Pieter Stoffberg

Penguin Random House SA het ’n boeiende uittreksel gedeel uit Tenk deur Pieter Stoffberg – ’n klinkende stuk historiese fiksie wat lig werp op een van die grootste veldslae met Suid-Afrikaanse tenks in Angola.

Listen to an excerpt from Sarah Lotz’s new novel Impossible – a story with more twists than most

Listen to an excerpt from Impossible by Sarah Lotz – with a twist you won’t see coming, this is the bestseller that everyone’s talking about in 2022!

Join David Dison for a discussion of his new novel The Good Nigeran in Joburg (24 May)

Jacana Media and the Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre invite you to the launch of David Dison’s latest novel, The Good Nigerian.

Mon – 23rd May 2022

‘The round slid smoothly into the chamber of his Kalashnikov’ – Read an excerpt from The Heist Men by Andrew Brown

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Andrew Brown’s new novel The Heist Men!

Skud af die koue en verslind vier nuwe liefdesverhale, nou beskikbaar by LAPA Uitgewers!

Nuut by LAPA! Vier nuwe liefdesverhale deur René van Zyl, Kristel Loots, Dina Botha en Corné van Rooyen.

‘Put up your hand, be bold, make things happen, even when it’s not fashionable’ – Nyimpini Mabunda shares his secrets to success

Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO by Nyimpini Mabunda is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation: Don’t miss Terry-Ann Adams and Niq Mhlongo talking short story writing with Rehana Rossouw (23 May)

What can you do to catch a glimpse of a life, feel the distilled prose and watch the speed of light, all in one sitting?

By reading a short story.

Fri – 20th May 2022

The book with the IMPOSSIBLE twist – read it to believe it …

Impossible by Sarah Lotz – with a twist you won’t see coming, discover the bestseller and acclaimed love story that everyone’s talking about in 2022!

A Bend in the River: 50% off two uncommonly beautiful stories, courtesy of Jacana Media

When not working on environmental matters, author Vernon RL Head is either designing buildings or travelling the world looking for rare birds. …

‘Só kyk die leessnobs op hul neuse’ skryf Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels in The Penguin Post

Is misdaadfiksie ‘kuns’? Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels besin.

Footnotes, May 2022: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

Thu – 19th May 2022

[ON MY MIND] Anyone can own a home – and keep it

When it comes to the stressful event of buying a home, one of the ways to make sure it doesn’t end up being a costly mistake is by learning from others who’ve done it before, says property finance specialist Tania Weich.

Don’t miss the launch of Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau at Love Books (26 May)

Jacana Media, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg and Love Books, invite you to the launch of Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau.

Join Nyimpini Mabunda for the launch of his new book Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO (26 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO by Nyimpini Mabunda.

Nuut: Mixtape van die liefde, saamgestel deur Antjie Krog, met gedigte deur Nathan Trantraal, Ronelda S Kamfer en nog!

Mixtape van die liefde is nou beskikbaar as e-boek by LAPA Uitgewers en tref ook binnekort die rakke!

Tue – 17th May 2022

[Om te skryf] Helene de Kock vertel ‘Die storie van ’n storie’ in The Penguin Post

Om oor die skryfproses te gesels, is opwindend, sê Helene de Kock. Om daadwerklik te begin skryf, kan as iets tergend en ontwykend beskryf word.

Make the food that makes your day! Find out more about Joe Wicks’s new book Feel Good Food

Feel Good Food: Over 100 Healthy Family Recipes – the new book by Joe Wicks – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Mon – 16th May 2022

Tenk deur Pieter Stoffberg: ’n Plofbare roman oor een van die grootste veldslae met Suid-Afrikaanse tenks in Angola

1987. ’n Konvooi vegvoertuie is op pad na Angola om oorlog te maak in Pieter Stoffberg se jongste roman, Tenk.