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Jonathan Ball Publishers are the leading publishers and distributors of English general books in South Africa, specialising in South African history, politics and current affairs.

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Sisonke Msimang on the difficulty of writing about sexual assault in her new book Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang’s much anticipated memoir, Always Another Country, was launched this week in South Africa. 

Listen to an excerpt from George Saunders’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders’s became the second American to win the Man Booker Prize this week.

Join Sisonke Msimang for a coffee morning at Love Books to launch Always Another Country

Literary rockstar Sisonke Msimang is in South Africa to launch her memoir, Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home.

Sisonke Msimang to launch Always Another Country at The Troyeville Hotel

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Troyeville Hotel invite you to the launch of Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang.

Jonathan Franzen at the Book Lounge!

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge are proud to announce that Jonathan Franzen will be in South Africa in November.

The standard by which we judge men and leaders in general was lowered for Jacob Zuma – Redi Tlhabi

Redi Tlhabi says President Jacob Zuma should have owned up to the fact that he exploited his power with regards to Khwezi.

Join Richard Steyn in Cape Town for the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship by Richard Steyn.

Being ‘an outsider looking in’ is useful for a writer – Fiona Melrose chats about her new book, Johannesburg

Fiona Melrose says she feels like an outsider in Johannesburg, but says she believes that is a useful position to be in as a writer.

Join Richard Steyn for the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship by Richard Steyn.

Don’t miss the launch of Sisonke Msimang’s hotly anticipated memoir Always Another Country

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers take great pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Sisonke Msimang’s hotly anticipated memoir Always Another Country.

Launch of Redi Tlhabi’s new book Khwezi breaks attendance and sales records

There were record numbers of people buying books at the of Redi Tlhabi’s new book Khwezi: the remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo last night.

Mark Shaw, author of Hitmen for Hire, says the South African state has become entangled in the underworld

Mark Shaw talks about delving into South Africa’s underworld in his new book, Hitmen for Hire.

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!

Join Redi Tlhabi and Eusebius McKaiser for the launch of Khwezi

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers take great pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Red Tlhabi’s new book Khwezi: The Remarkable Story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo.

Video: Watch Man Booker Prize-winner Paul Beatty’s discussion with Bongani Madondo at Love Books

Paul Beatty, winner of the Man Booker Prize, was at Love Books in Johannesburg recently.

Mwinji Siame pens a love letter to Under the Udala Trees

Writing for The Afro Vibe, Mwinji Siame has written a love letter to Chinelo Okparanta’s 2015 debut novel Under the Udala Trees:

Sisonke Msimang reveals the cover for her upcoming memoir, Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang’s first book, a memoir titled Always Another Country, will be out from Jonathan Ball Publishers in October.

A vital new book – Khwezi: The remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo by Redi Tlhabi

Khwezi: The remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, the new book by Redi Tlhabi, is out this week.

Yewande Omotoso will be chatting to Fiona Melrose about her new book Johannesburg at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Johannesburg, the new novel by Fiona Melrose.

Jonathan Ball Publishers is giving away a book a day in September

For the whole month of September Jonathan Ball Publishers will be giving away one book every day on Twitter! All you have …