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Footnotes, November 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. …

‘The globe is littered with dismal populists, nationalists or downright dictators.’

With the ANC’s national elective conference coming up, political analyst and co-author of The Presidents Richard Calland reflects on ‘the age of crisis’ in which SA sits with its political leaders.

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will be coming to South Africa in January 2023!

Prue Leith will be visiting South Africa in early 2023 to promote her latest book Bliss on Toast!

Between Starshine and Clay – a series of incisive and intimate encounters between Sarah Ladipo Manyika and the most distinguished Black thinkers of our times

Between Starshine and Clay: Conversations from the African Diaspora by Sarah Ladipo Manyika is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘We were learning that life was not in our control.’ Read an excerpt from Michelle Obama’s new book The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, the new book by Michelle Obama. 

Durban, The Unaccountables book tour is heading your way! Don’t miss the book’s launch at Ike’s Books and Collectables (24 Nov)

Jacana Media invite you to the launch of The Unaccountables: The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity, edited by Michael Marchant, Mamello Mosiana, Ra’eesa Pather and Hennie van Vuuren.

‘You’ll laugh and you’ll cry – I know I did’ – Matthew Perry introduces his intimate and eye-opening autobiography Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

Matthew Perry’s autobiography Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Best of Friends – the new novel from Kamila Shamsie, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction

Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Arlene Prinsloo interviews the legend that is Jeffrey Archer about his new book Next in Line

In this week’s episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, veteran journalist and author Arlene Prinsloo chats to international bestseller Jeffrey Archer about his latest novel Next in Line.

Join Pieter du Toit for the launch of his new book The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few in Pretoria (24 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit.

Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! Featuring Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan, authors of Mad Honey

The new episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, is out now!

‘I swear you can’t make stuff like this up’ – Read an excerpt from Tshidiso Moletsane’s Sunday Times Fiction Prize-winning novel Junx

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Junx, the debut novel from Tshidiso Moletsane, winner of the 2022 Sunday Times Fiction Prize!

The new episode of Pagecast is out now! David Brock Katz discusses his new book General Jan Smuts and His First World War in Africa

In this week’s episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, David Brock Katz discusses his latest book General Jan Smuts and His First World War in Africa, 1914–1917 with Evert Kleynhans.

Read an excerpt from No Plan B – the unputdownable new Jack Reacher thriller from bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child

Jack Reacher, ‘the coolest continuing series character’ (Stephen King), returns in No Plan B – the brand new, pulse-pounding read from Lee and Andrew Child.

Who I Am by Melanie C – from small-town girl to overnight Spice Girls icon

Who I Am – for the first time ever, Melanie C, aka Sporty Spice, tells her amazing life story in her own words and gives a full and honest account of what life was really like in The Spice Girls.

Step up your Xhosa game! Join Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka for the launch of her book Don’t Upset ooMalume in East London (18 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bargain Books invite you to the launch of Don’t Upset ooMalume: A Guide to Stepping Up Your Xhosa Game by Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka.

Career opportunity at Penguin Random House SA: Marketing and Publicity Assistant

Penguin Random House is looking for a qualified and dynamic individual to assist the Marketing division with general administration, compiling reports as well as planning, implementing and managing marketing and publicity activities for titles assigned.

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of The Bullet That Missed – the new Thursday Murder Club novel by record-breaking author Richard Osman

A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman.

Out now! Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry

Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing – the extraordinarily open and honest autobiography of acclaimed Friends star Matthew Perry – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss events in Joburg and Cape Town celebrating the launch of The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama! (15 Nov)

In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.