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Miché Solomon and Joanne Jowell will discuss the astonishing new memoir Zephany: Two Mothers One Daughter at the Open Book Festival in September. …
Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith will be published in October 2019 by Penguin Random House.
Our list is compiled from print sales data and other sources. It represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous …
The full programme has been announced for the ninth Open Book Festival!
At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye over the last month. Browse and enjoy!
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist has been announced—described by the judges as ‘bold’, ‘lyrical’, ‘very diverse’ and ‘quite wild’.
British-born Nigerian writer Tade Thompson has won the 2019 Arthur C Clarke Award for his novel Rosewater
Tade Thompson’s novel Rosewater has won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for science fiction.
This list represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous four weeks to 6 June 2019, and combines fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.
Donate a book for children this Mandela Day!
A new book festival to be held in Mitchells Plain has been announced by Read to Rise.
The 2019 South African Book Fair will take place from 6–8 September at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.
New book alert! The Death of Jesus by JM Coetzee – the final book in the trilogy that includes The Childhood of Jesus and The Schooldays of Jesus
The Death of Jesus, the new novel by JM Coetzee, will be published by Text Publishing in October 2019.
Dip into an excerpt from T.C. Farren’s new novel The Book of Malachi, a gripping thriller with a speculative twist
Malachi Dakwaa is mute and utterly disconnected from human beings when he gets an extraordinary job offer. In exchange for six months as warder on a top-secret organ farming project, Frasier Pharmaceuticals will graft a new tongue for him. Malachi takes the deal.
Financial Mail editor Rob Rose, novelist and short story writer Niq Mhlongo, poet Gabeba Baderoon and octagenarian debut author Andries Buys are among the recipients of the 2019 Media24 Books Literary Prizes awarded in Cape Town last night (Thursday, 13 June 2019).
This list represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous four weeks to 2 May 2019, and combines fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.
The Open Book Festival has announced the first group of authors that will be at the event this year!
Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina has passed away, at the age of 48.
Asymptote, a journal dedicated to world literature in translation, has announced a new contest, to be judged by JM Coetzee.