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10 fabulous recipe books for festive feasting

The festive season is a time of family feasting – have a browse of these recently published cookbooks for inspiration! From South …

Helen Moffett signs two-book UK deal, beginning with Pride and Prejudice-inspired historical novel

Helen Moffett’s novel Charlotte, which will tell the story of Elizabeth Bennet’s friend in Pride and Prejudice, has been acquired by Bonnier Books UK, as part of a two-book deal.

Kyle Allan appointed editor of poetry journal New Coin

Well-known KwaZulu-Natal poet Kyle Allan will edit the poetry journal New Coin from January 2019.

Abantu Book Festival organisers announce new additions to this year’s programme – including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

Abantu Book Festival organisers have announced some additional international guests of this year’s event, namely Odafe Atogun, Lola Shoneyin and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. …

2018 City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award finalists announced

The five finalists for the prestigious City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award have been revealed! The biennial prize is awarded to a new …

Top-level police investigation underway into allegations of a paedophile ring contained in The Lost Boys of Bird Island

A police investigation is underway into the allegations of a paedophile ring involving senior members of the National Party government contained in the book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, written by Mark Minnie and Chris Steyn.

Redi Tlhabi joins chorus of furious voices over quotes on the cover of new Winnie Madikizela-Mandela book, Truth, Lies and Alibis

‘I AM APPALLED! HOW DARE YOU! HOW DARE YOU TAFELBERG!!!’ – Journalist and author Redi Tlhabi has hit out at Tafelberg Publishers for ‘underhand, dishonest’ conduct, after the publisher printed a quotation from her on the cover of Fred Bridgland’s new book on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Truth, Lies and Alibis.

The line-up for the 2018 Abantu Book Festival has been revealed!

The line-up for the third annual Abantu Book Festival has been announced.

‘This book is a blessing’ – Tracey Farren reviews The Enumerations by Máire Fisher

The Enumerations is not only luminous with love and elegantly written but meticulously researched. This combination of gifts makes it not only a powerful read but a deeply healing book for people and families who are struggling with psychological ‘conditions’ or the condition of being, well, human. This book is a blessing.

Review your favourite children’s book and win with the Puku Foundation!

Do you like reading? Puku wants to hear from you!

Exclusive Books wins BASA Award for Pan-African Reading Room, which houses over 2000 African books at Windybrow Heritage House

Exclusive Books, The Market Theatre Foundation and The Coloured Cube have been announced as BASA Award winners for the Sponsorship in Kind …

The Lost Boys of Bird Island author Chris Steyn releases statement addressing the last words of her late co-author Mark Minnie

Tafelberg Publishers has issued a statement on behalf of Chris Steyn, author of the controversial new exposé The Lost Boys of Bird Island.

Call for entries: Asymptote’s Close Approximations international translation contest

Asymptote has announced the fourth edition of the Close Approximations international translation contest.

Redi Tlhabi, Thandeka Gqubule, Steve Biko, Jacques Pauw and Marnus Broodryk up for Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

The shortlist for the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book – has been announced.

The Lost Boys of Bird Island author Mark Minnie was following up ‘several leads’ at the time of his death

Before his death, Mark Minnie was ‘determined to reveal further evidence’ about the alleged paedophilia ring involving prominent National Party cabinet ministers revealed in his new book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, according to his publisher Tafelberg.

Calls increase for the release of jailed Bangladeshi writer and photographer Shahidul Alam

Organisations and individuals around the world have condemned the arrest of internationally renowned writer, photographer and activist Shahidul Alam. Writer Antjie Krog, …

New book alert! You Make Me Possible: The Love Letters of Karina M Szczurek and André Brink

You Make Me Possible: The Love Letters of Karina M Szczurek and André Brink is out now from Protea Books. Novelist André …

Publishing legend Koos Human, the godfather of the ‘Sestigers’, dies aged 87

From NB Publishers: Koos Human, a giant of Afrikaans book publishing, died at his Cape Town home on Friday, 10 August 2018. …

This Mournable Body – the new novel from Tsitsi Dangarembga is here!

With her 1988 novel Nervous Conditions, Dangarembga became the first black Zimbabwean woman to publish a novel in English. The Book of Not, published in 2006, continued with Tambudzai’s story. This Mournable Body completes the trilogy, thirty years later.

The programme for the 2018 Open Book Festival has been revealed!

The full programme has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival!