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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Tiger Woods announces a memoir that tells his ‘definitive story’

Tiger Woods has announced that he is writing his ‘definitive story’ in a memoir titled Back.

Don’t miss the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver at Love Books (23 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver.

Don’t miss the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver at The Book Lounge (17 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver.

Cilka’s Journey – the sequel to the international bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz – based on a true story of love and resilience

Based on the heartbreaking true story of Cilka Klein, Cilka’s Journey is the sequel to the internationally bestselling phenomenon The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Crispian Olver exposes the political meltdown behind ‘Day Zero’ in his new book A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink

Crispian Olver’s new book, A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Cast of Poppie Nongena stand together against gender-based violence, and part of film’s profits to be donated to the cause

Poppie Nongena, the new film based on the novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert, won 12 awards at the recent Silwerskerm Film Festival.

New book alert! Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections – thought-provoking and moving essays collected by Benjamin Pogrund

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections by Benjamin Pogrund is out in October from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Read Coconut Kelz’s hilarious guide to the top 3 South African political parties and their leaders

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving This Shithole!

Find out more about 80-year-old Julia Albu’s drive from Cape to Cairo at the Cape Town launch of My African Conquest

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of My African Conquest: Cape to Cairo by Julia Albu.

Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie’s book is out next week

From whistleblower Christopher Wylie, the definitive story of the Brexit coup, the making of Bannon’s America, and an ongoing crime against democracy.

Bestselling author Tea Obreht reimagines the myths of the American West in Inland

Téa Obreht, the bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife, returns with Inland, a ‘bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West’.

This year’s must-read psychological thriller – Devotion by Madeline Stevens

A captivating debut novel about a woman who falls into an overwhelming mutual obsession with the Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny.

Watch the trailer for the award-winning film adaptation of Elsa Joubert’s celebrated novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena

Poppie Nongena, the movie based on the celebrated novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert, will be in cinemas on 31 January 2020.

How the Dead Speak by Val McDermid – The Queen of Crime returns with the eagerly anticipated new Tony Hill and Carol Jordan thriller

Electrifying and filled with masterful suspense, this is the most eagerly anticipated thriller yet from number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid.

My African Conquest: Cape to Cairo at 80 by octogenarian adventurer Julia Albu

My African Conquest is a funny, feel-good story about adventuring through life – and never acting your age.

She Said – reliving in real time what it took to break the Weinstein story

From the prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.

The Guardian of Lies, the new novel from Kate Furnivall – a powerful story of a young woman sucked into the horrors of the start of the Cold War

The Guardian of Lies – a thrilling new novel from Kate Furnivall, the bestselling author of The Russian Concubine, The Italian Wife and The Betrayal!

‘Fierce and lyrical, furious and humane, this is the work of a master historian’ – The Night Trains by Charles van Onselen

The Night Trains: Moving Mozambican Miners to and from the Witwatersrand Mines, 1902–1955, by Charles van Onselen, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Announcement: Buried – the first in an exciting new series from Lynda La Plante – coming April 2020

Buried, the first novel in a brand-new series from bestselling author Lynda La Plante, will be out in March 2020!