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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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The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu – a funny and tender tribute to growing up and growing into ourselves

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, the debut novel by Okechukwu Nzelu, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Guardians – John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller – with a twist

The Guardians, the new novel by John Grisham, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Unfollow – Megan Phelps-Roper’s memoir of growing up in the Westboro Baptist Church, the most hated family in America

Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope by Megan Phelps-Roper is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – the instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller that Stephen King calls ‘impossible to put down’

Ninth House is the mesmerising adult debut from Leigh Bardugo – a tale of power, privilege, dark magic and murder set among the Ivy League elite.

The Night Fire – the brand new Ballard and Bosch thriller from Michael Connelly

Crime doesn’t come better than Michael Connelly! The Night Fire is the brand new blockbuster from the crime-thriller powerhouse.

The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld – a novel Margaret Atwood calls ‘heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful’

From the highly praised author of The Child Finder and The Enchanted comes The Butterfly Girl, a riveting novel that ripples with truth, exploring the depths of love and sacrifice in the face of a past that cannot be left dead and buried.

New book alert! That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph

In the tradition of Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company – all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph.

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman – an extraordinary, magical, heartbreaking read

The World That We Knew, the new novel from Alice Hoffman, the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Join Grant Fowlds for the launch of Saving the Last Rhinos in Port Elizabeth (27 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Fogarty’s Bookshop invite you to the launch of Saving the Last Rhinos: The Life of a Frontline Conservationist by Grant Fowlds and Graham Spence.

Sword of Kings – the incredible new novel from globally bestselling author Bernard Cornwell

Sword of Kings – the 12th instalment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England.

Deon Meyer’s Trackers – now a major TV series!

A new edition of Trackers by Deon Meyer is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Imaginary Friend – the new novel by Stephen Chbosky, the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

The situation is critical. Saving the Last Rhinos: The Life of a Frontline Conservationist by Grant Fowlds and Graham Spence

Saving the Last Rhinos: The Life of a Frontline Conservationist – the remarkable story of Grant Fowlds, a conservationist who has dedicated his life to saving the last rhinos, vividly told with the help of Graham Spence, co-author of the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.

Why do we think the way we do? Discover the epic story of the Western Mind in Dominion, by award-winning historian Tom Holland

From the crucifixion of Jesus to the birth of modern morals, this marvellous account from an award-winning historian shows how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination.

Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion by Christopher McDougall, the author of the international bestseller Born to Run

Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion by Christopher McDougall is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay – one of the finest thriller writers in the world at the very top of his game

Number 1 bestseller Linwood Barclay returns with Elevator Pitch – a heart-stopping thriller that will do for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach …

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Deon Meyer’s new novel The Last Hunt

Hodder Books has shared an excerpt from The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

The Institute – Stephen King’s scariest novel yet

Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, Stephen King’s The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.

Missing Person – the unputdownable new thriller from Sarah Lotz, the author of The Three

From acclaimed thriller writer Sarah Lotz, hailed by Stephen King as ‘vastly entertaining’, Missing Person – a new novel about a group of amateur detectives infiltrated by the sadistic killer whose crimes they’re investigating.

Join Deon Meyer for the launch of his thrilling new Benny Griessel novel The Last Hunt in Cape Town (12 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the Cape Town launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.