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Africa! Submissions are open for the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology

Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology: An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa.

Kobus Botha is in South Africa to launch Le Braai

Penguin Random House invites you to the launch of Le Braai by Kobus Botha.

Don’t miss the Durban launch of An Elephant in My Kitchen, sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer

Join Pan Macmillan at the launch of An Elephant In My Kitchen by Françoise Malby-Anthony with Katja Willemsen.

Read an excerpt from Hold – Michael Donkor’s highly anticipated debut novel

Moving between Ghana and London, Michael Donkor’s debut novel Hold is an intimate, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go.

Young cancer victim’s memory lives on in a new time travel adventure

Conceived by terminal cancer patient, Joshua Castle, and brought to print, posthumously, by his mother, Penny, Cure is a fast-paced and tense time-travel novella:

Trifonia Melibea Obono’s La Bastarda: Modjaji Books releases first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English

Cape Town-based independent feminist press Modjaji Books is set to release the southern African version of La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018

To celebrate 20 years since the beginning of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, a special 20th anniversary edition of the book that started it all has been released.

‘At its heart there lies a long-buried secret waiting to be uncovered’ – Kate Morton chats about her new book The Clockmaker’s Daughter

From the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton brings us her dazzling sixth novel, The Clockmaker’s Daughter.

Why write? Why publish? Why read? Find out at the launch of This Is How It Is: True Stories from South Africa

The Life Righting Collective and Love Books invite you to the launch of This Is How It Is: True Stories from South Africa.

Listen to an excerpt from The People in the Trees, the debut novel from Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life

The People in the Trees is a powerful work of visionary literary fiction from Hanya Yanagihara, the bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize and National Book Award-nominated modern classic, A Little Life.

An exciting new African voice – Read an excerpt from Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu’s debut novel The Theory of Flight

Read an excerpt from The Theory of Flight, the debut novel by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Craig Higginson’s new novel The White Room

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Details of Petina Gappah’s next novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light revealed!

Scribner beat out seven other publishing houses to win the North American rights to Petina Gappah’s next novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light, as well as her short story collection Rotten Row.

NB Publishers sells overseas rights to a number of South African books, including The President’s Keepers, Being Kari and The Quiet Violence of Dreams

NB Publishers has sold overseas rights to a number of South African publications, including Jacques Pauw’s political exposé The President’s Keepers, Eugene de Kock: Assassin for the State by Anemari Jansen, Julian Jansen’s The De Zalze Murders, Marianne Thamm’s Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and Me, K Sello Duiker’s novel The Quiet Violence of Dreams and Qarnita Loxton’s novel Being Kari.

Cover revealed for Sea Prayer – the new book by Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner

The cover for Khaled Hosseini’s new novel Sea Prayer has been revealed!

Golden Man Booker Prize launched to find the best ever Booker Prize-winning novel

All 51 previous winners of the Man Booker Prize will compete for a once-off ‘Golden’ Man Booker Prize this year.

2018 9mobile Prize for Literature shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 9mobile Prize for Literature (formerly the Etisalat Prize for Literature) has been announced.

Pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante named new Guardian columnist

Bestselling Italian writer Elena Ferrante is to write her first ever regular newspaper column, in the Guardian.

[Video] Mandla Langa hopes Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years will ‘jog the memory’ of ANC leadership

Drawing on Nelson Mandela’s own unfinished memoir, Dare Not Linger is the remarkable story of his presidency told in his own words and those of distinguished South African writer Mandla Langa.

Read an excerpt from Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa’s Dare Not Linger: The Presidency and the Constitution

As president, Nelson Mandela’s relationship with the judiciary would be severely tested.