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 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.

Join Deon Meyer for the launch of his thrilling new Benny Griessel novel The Last Hunt in Joburg (14 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Don’t miss the launches of Blessed by Bosasa by Adriaan Basson in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth (31 Oct–12 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launches of Blessed by Bosasa: Inside Gavin Watson’s State Capture Cult by Adriaan Basson.

The Dutch House – a masterpiece from award-winning, international bestselling author Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett’s unforgettably powerful new novel The Dutch House – a story of love, family, sacrifice and the power of place.

One little secret between a married woman, her lover, and a killer – The Lying Room by Nicci French

The Lying Room – the brand new standalone novel from Nicci French, the master of psychological suspense.

‘It’s a very important book’ – Eusebius McKaiser talks to Crispian Olver about his book A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink

Crispian Olver chatted to Eusebius McKaiser recently about his book A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink.

New book alert! The World According to Roger Ballen – a unique overview of one of the most distinctive art photographers practising today

The World According to Roger Ballen, co-authored with Colin Rhodes, looks at Ballen’s career in the wider cultural context beyond photography, including his connections with and collections of Art Brut.

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller, the bestselling author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Travel Light, Move Fast from bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived.