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Asymptote Journal announces a new essay writing contest judged by JM Coetzee

Asymptote, a journal dedicated to world literature in translation, has announced a new contest, to be judged by JM Coetzee.

Cover reveal! A brand new edition of Nthikeng Mohlele’s debut novel The Scent of Bliss

The Scent of Bliss, the seminal debut novel from award-winning author Nthikeng Mohlele, is being released in a new edition!

SA Book Fair programme revealed – featuring 120 authors

The programme for the 2018 South African Book Fair has been revealed!

Wole Soyinka’s Inaugural Lecture at the University of Johannesburg

Professor Wole Soyinka joined ​the University of Johannesburg as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the University’s Faculty of Humanities this year.

2017 Abantu Book Festival line-up revealed!

The line-up for the second annual Abantu Book Festival has been announced!

Dates and venues announced for the second Abantu Book Festival

The Abantu Book Festival organisers have revealed the first poster for the event, as December approaches.

Read an excerpt from Bare Ground – the debut novel from award-winning writer Peter Harris

Pan Macmillan SA is proud to present Bare Ground, the debut novel by acclaimed non-fiction writer Peter Harris.

Don’t miss the launch of Bare Ground, award-winning author Peter Harris’s debut novel, at Exclusive Books Hyde Park

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Bare Ground, the debut novel by award-winning author Peter Harris.

Don’t miss the launch of Bare Ground, award-winning author Peter Harris’s debut novel, at The Book Lounge

Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Bare Ground, the debut novel by award-winning author Peter Harris.

Is there a need for Black Consciousness today? A new book investigates

The Black Consciousness Reader, a new book from Jacana Media, will be out in October. 

Video: John Green reads the first chapter of Turtles All the Way Down

John Green, the number-one bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back with a new book: Turtles All the Way Down.

Join Z Pallo Jordan for the launch of his new book, Letters to my Comrades

Pallo Jordan’s new book, Letters to my Comrades,  will be launched at the University of Johannesburg this month.

Salman Rushdie owns up to the classic book he’s never read

Salman Rushdie admits that there is at least one famous, big book he hasn’t read …

Lisbeth Salander has revenge in her DNA: Author David Lagercrantz on his new novel, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye – the fifth book in the series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – is out now!

Marian Keyes introduces her new novel, The Break

The Break by Marian Keyes: a hilarious and insightful tale about a runaway husband from the internationally bestselling writer of smart, funny fiction.

Podcast: Raymond Suttner discusses his book Inside Apartheid’s Prison

Raymond Suttner is one of a small group of white South Africans who was imprisoned for his efforts to overthrow the apartheid regime.

New isiZulu publishing company Kwasukela Books launches with call for submissions

New isiZulu fiction publishing company Kwasukela Books is launching with a call for submissions for its first anthology of short stories.

Remember Can Themba on the 50th anniversary of his death at the launch of The House Of Truth by Siphiwo Mahala

The House of Truth by Siphiwo Mahala – a play inspired by the life of Can Themba – will be launched this month.

Love between slave and master: Maxine Case chats about the family story behind her new novel Softness of the Lime

Maxine Case’s new novel is based on a true family story, about a love story between slave and master.