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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Join Lawfare authors Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis for a Kelvin Grove Club Breakfast in Cape Town (19 June)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Kelvin Grove Club for breakfast with Lawfare authors Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis.

Don’t miss the launch of Lawfare, the timely and important new book by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis, in Cape Town (18 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davies.

New book alert! The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley

The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley is out in June 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in Candice Carty-Williams’s sharp, relatable and evocative debut novel Queenie

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams is a disarmingly honest, boldly political and inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

John Connolly is in South Africa to launch his novel A Book of Bones, the thrilling new instalment of the Charlie Parker series!

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launch of A Book of Bones by John Connolly, the latest in his popular Charlie Parker series.

Make Your Money Work For You by Anthea Gardner – grow your wealth, no accounting degree necessary!

Launch your financial future by investing just R100 per month. It’s time to take action and make your money work for you.

Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff – an explosive book about a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic and exposed

With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is

A true story of small-town apartheid – For The People by Anelia Schutte

For the People is an exploration of apartheid South Africa through the eyes of Owéna – a white woman who worked tirelessly for the black people of Knysna and found herself swept up in their struggle. They called her Nobantu: ‘for the people’.

A seminal boyhood moment played out against the backdrop of political upheaval – Read an excerpt from Tony Peake’s North Facing

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from North Facing by Tony Peake. About the book Peake’s first novel for 20 years is …

Don’t miss the book tour of the new edition of Anthea Jeffery’s seminal work People’s War in Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the book launch tour of People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa by Anthea Jeffery.

Don’t miss the launch of A Headmaster’s Story by Bill Schroder at Pretoria Boys High School (7 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of A Headmaster’s Story: My Life in Education by Bill Schroder.

Don’t miss the launch of New Daughters of Africa at Wits, with Makhosazana Xaba and Phillippa Yaa de Villiers (4 June)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and the Wits School of Education invite you to the launch of New Daughters of Africa, a new collection of writing edited by Margaret Busby.

A Headmaster’s Story: My Life in Education by Bill Schroder – the stuff of which teaching legends are made

A Headmaster’s Story: My Life in Education by Bill Schroder is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Join Adam Habib for the Durban launch of his new book Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall

Jonathan Ball Publishers, Adams Booksellers and Ike’s Books and Collectables invite you to the launch of Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall by Adam Habib.

Publication date at last for The Mirror and the Light, the final novel of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy

The Mirror and the Light, the final novel of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, will be released in March 2020.

Don’t miss the launch of Soft Magic, the debut collection of prose and poetry from Malawian writer Upile Chisala, at The Book Lounge (30 May)

Soft Magic is the debut collection of prose and poetry by Malawian writer, Upile Chisala. This book explores the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, the experience of Diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. Soft Magic is a shared healing journey.

Don’t miss Heather Morris, author of the international bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz, in Joburg (22 May)

Bookdealers and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

Return to the world of the multi-million-copy bestselling Chocolat with Joanne Harris’s new novel The Strawberry Thief

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Don’t miss the first South African launch of Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (24 May)

Love Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the first South African launch of Sisonke Msimang’s latest book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela.