Jonathan Ball Publishers

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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Don’t miss a free live webinar on Slabbert by Albert Grundlingh, in conversation with Marianne Thamm (24 Feb)

Join Marianne Thamm and Professor Albert Grundlingh as they explore the long-awaited biography of Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, which offers sharp insights into the thinking of this most unlikely politician and provides new perspectives on a figure who even today remains something of an enigma.

The Unicorn Baby by Roxanne Atkinson – an honest and hilarious account of parenting

The Unicorn Baby: Debunking 10 Myths of Modern Parenting by Roxanne Atkinson is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Klara and the Sun – the magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun is the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017.

[Watch] What does it take to be successful? Carice Anderson reads an excerpt from her new book Intelligence Isn’t Enough

Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace will empower young Black graduates entering the workforce and Black professionals already at work, teaching them not only how to survive but also thrive in the corporate environment.

‘Slabbert was always different’ – Albert Grundlingh offers new insights into the enigma that was Frederik van Zyl Slabbert

Slabbert: Man on a Mission, Albert Grundlingh’s penetrating biographical study of Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, offers sharp insights into the thinking and motivation of this most unlikely politician.

Intelligence Isn’t Enough by Carice Anderson – a new book that empowers Black graduates and Black professionals to thrive in the corporate environment

Find out more about Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace, a new book by Carice Anderson!

New book alert! Elsewhere – an epic novel of wonder and terror by bestselling author Dean Koontz

In Elsewhere, master storyteller Dean Koontz has created a brilliant and terrifying speculative thriller with hat-tips to George Orwell, Ray Bradbury and HG Wells.

New book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced – a timely and deeply personal memoir about her father’s death titled Notes on Grief

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has written a memoir titled Notes on Grief, to be published in May 2021.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Slabbert by Albert Grundlingh, in conversation with Tony Leon (17 Feb)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Slabbert: Man on a Mission by Albert Grundlingh.

Untamed power. Untamed passion. A Court of Silver Flames, the highly anticipated new book by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas is out next week from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

New book alert! Three Sisters, the new novel from Heather Morris, which concludes The Tattooist of Auschwitz story

Three Sisters, the astonishing new novel from Heather Morris, will be published in October 2021!

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of The Prophets, the debut novel by Robert Jones Jr

Robert Jones Jr’s debut novel The Prophets has become an instant New York Times bestseller. Listen to the audiobook excerpt below to find out what all the buzz is about!

[Watch] Number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory tells us about her new historical novel, Dark Tides

Philippa Gregory has shared some thoughts about her new novel, Dark Tides. 

Jonathan Ball Publishing Director Jeremy Boraine talks about publishing Slabbert: Man on a Mission – a book that is particularly special to him

Slabbert: Man on a Mission by Albert Grundlingh is out in February from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Vegan With Bite – everything you wouldn’t expect of a book presenting winning meals on a shoestring

Vegan With Bite: Because Taste Matters by Shannon Martinez is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

A fearless, take-no-prisoners cookbook – Africola: Slow Food Fast Words Cult Chef by Duncan Welgemoed

Africola: Slow Food Fast Words Cult Chef by Duncan Welgemoed is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

[Watch] Carice Anderson introduces her new book Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace

Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace by Carice Anderson will empower young Black graduates entering the workforce and Black professionals already at work, teaching them not only how to survive but also thrive in the corporate environment.