The Reading List
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.
2019 Media24 Books Prizes shortlists announced – Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Niq Mhlongo and Kirsten Miller up for Herman Charles Bosman Prize!
Media24 Books has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Media24 Books Prizes. This year, prizes to the value of R210,000 in total …
Read an excerpt from Helen Brain’s new novel Elevation: The Fiery Spiral – the exciting conclusion to the fantasy trilogy set in futuristic Cape Town
Read an excerpt from Elevation 3: The Fiery Spiral, the new Young Adult novel from Helen Brain!
The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club will celebrate World Book Day with a panel discussion entitled ‘Parents’ involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement’.
ANCYL Free State calls for burning of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s ‘puke disguised as a book’ Gangster State
The ANC Youth League in the Free State Province has said it will burn copies of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture.
Protesters disrupted the launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture at Exclusive Books Sandton City last night.
Nandipha Gantsho has been announced as the winner of the prestigious City Press/Tafelberg Nonfiction Award for her manuscript Throw Madam from the Train. …