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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The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom – the stunning new novel from the bestselling author of global phenomenon Tuesdays with Morrie

The Stranger in the Lifeboat – an inspirational, moving new novel from Mitch Albom, the 40 million copy bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The latest episode of Pagecast is out now! Listen to Sara Nisha Adams chatting about her new book The Reading List

In the new episode of Pagecast, a new podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Nicola Bruns and Ingrid Klückow chat with author Sara Nisha Adams about her debut novel, The Reading List.

The Digital Silk Road – An expert on China’s growing digital empire provides an urgent look at the battle to connect and control tomorrow’s networks

The Digital Silk Road: China’s Quest to Wire the World and Win the Future by Jonathan E Hillman is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Read an excerpt from The Judge’s List – John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet

The Judge’s List by bestselling author John Grisham – a new legal thriller about a man who might be the most criminal sitting judge in American history.

Speed up your cooking with Ramsay in 10: Delicious Recipes Made in a Flash by Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay in 10: Delicious Recipes Made in a Flash by Gordon Ramsay is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Coming soon – Family of Liars, the new novel from E Lockhart, the bestselling author of Tiktok sensation We Were Liars!

E Lockhart’s new novel Family of Liars – the prequel to the sensational We Were Liars – is out soon from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Don’t miss a night in with Jodi Picoult to celebrate her new novel Wish You Were Here (25 Nov)

Don’t miss an evening event with bestselling author Jodi Picoult – to celebrate the publication of her new novel, Wish You Were Here!

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Akwaeke Emezi about their new book Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir (17 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Cheeky Natives invite you to the virtual launch of Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi.

Bestselling adventure writer Wilbur Smith dies, aged 88

Beloved, global bestselling author Wilbur Smith passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon at his Cape Town home, with his wife Niso by his side.

Watch: Refilwe Moloto in conversation with Hlumelo Biko on his latest book Black Consciousness: A Love Story

Refilwe Moloto unpacks Hlumelo Biko’s latest book Black Consciousness: A Love Story, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Out now! Crossroads – the highly anticipated new novel from Jonathan Franzen

Crossroads, the new novel by Jonathan Franzen, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

The Master – the story of Roger Federer’s life and career on both an intimate and grand scale

The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer by Christopher Clarey is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of the new Deon Meyer thriller The Dark Flood at Exclusive Books Cavendish (18 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the Cape Town launch of The Dark Flood – the new thriller from bestseller Deon Meyer!

Pagecast is live! Listen to the new podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers here

Pagecast, a new podcast proudly brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, is now live!

Join Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield for the launch of Joining the Dots by Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield (9 Nov)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books for the launch of Joining the Dots: An Unauthorised Biography of Pravin Gordhan by Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield.

Join Lorraine Sithole for the launch of Joanne Joseph’s debut novel Children of Sugarcane (5 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to join Joanne Joseph and Lorraine Sithole as they discuss Children of Sugarcane.