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 the launch of Richard Steyn’s new book Louis Botha: A Man Apart at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Louis Botha: A Man Apart by Richard Steyn.

‘The literary surprise of the decade’ – The Last Hurrah: South Africa and the Royal Tour of 1947 by Graham Viney

The Last Hurrah draws on sources from far and wide, including the Royal Archives at Windsor, and includes a selection of previously unpublished photographs of the Royal Family on tour.

A fascinating account of a pivotal moment in South African history – don’t miss the launch of The Last Hurrah in Cape Town

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of The Last Hurrah by Graham Viney.

Milkman by Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize!

We are thrilled to share that Anna Burns has won the
2018 Man Booker Prize for her exceptional novel Milkman.

This really is #whatveganseat! Feed Me Vegan: For All Occasions, the new book by Lucy Watson

Feed Me Vegan: For All Occasions is full of easy recipes for everyday veganism, from a quick, week night pasta to blow-out Sunday feasts.

Don’t miss the launch of Garden Style: Creating Beautiful Gardens in South Africa at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Garden Style by Melanie Walker and Connall Oosterbroek.

Read the first 100 words of Christina Dalcher’s new dystopian thriller Vox

In a future, not far off imagined from ours, the government silences people to 100 words a day.

But only if you’re a woman.

Creating beautiful gardens in South Africa – Garden Style by Melanie Walker and Connall Oosterbroek

Garden Style, by Melanie Walker and photography by Connall Oosterbroek, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel returns in The Woman in the Blue Cloak!

The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella that will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel.

Don’t miss the launch of Richard Steyn’s new book Louis Botha: A Man Apart in Cape Town

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Louis Botha: A Man Apart by Richard Steyn.

If you only had 100 words a day, what would you do to be heard? Don’t miss Vox by Christina Dalcher

Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

City of Girls – the new novel by Elizabeth Gilbert, the multimillion bestselling author of Eat Pray Love

It is the summer of 1940. 19-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents.

Cover reveal! Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Sisonke Msimang has revealed the cover for her new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela! 

Lethal White – the most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet!

Lethal White is the gripping, page-turning next instalment in the highly acclaimed Strike series, written by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Join Ton Vosloo for the launch of Across Boundaries in Pretoria

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Across Boundaries/Oor Grense by Ton Vosloo.

Cover reveal: The Freedom Artist, the new novel by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri

Jonathan Ball Publishers has revealed the cover for the new novel by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri!

‘He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown’ – Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward is out now

‘Explosive’ – The Washington Post
‘Devastating’ – The New Yorker
‘Unprecedented’ – CNN

A Spark of Light – The powerful and provocative new novel by Jodi Picoult

Have you heard the good news? The brand new Jodi Picoult novel is releasing next week!

Khaled Hosseini’s deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated new book Sea Prayer, accompanied by a virtual reality film

Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer is a short work of fiction for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams’s beautiful illustrations.