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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A Conspiracy of Bones – Kathy Reichs is at the top of her game in her 19th Temperance Brennan thriller

A Conspiracy of Bones – bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 19th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan!

Find out more about Buried – the first in an exciting new series by Lynda La Plante

Buried – the first book in a brand new thriller series by the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss South Africa’s bestselling crime writer Deon Meyer LIVE online and on CapeTalk (21 May)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers, Exclusive Books and CapeTalk for a deep dive into the mind of South Africa’s bestselling crime writer.

‘It starts with the striking of a match’ – Read an excerpt from Firewatching, the ‘clever and compulsive’ debut thriller by Russ Thomas

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Firewatching, the debut novel from Russ Thomas!

Fight Like a Girl – the Young Adult fiction debut from award-winning author Sheena Kamal

Fight Like a Girl – award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel that will have fans crying out for more.

How to act with power – don’t miss a free masterclass with Stanford Business Professor Deborah Gruenfeld (27 May)

Join Stanford Business Professor Deborah Gruenfeld for an eye-opening look at how to cultivate and harness power in any role and on any stage.

Cover reveal! Find out more about Jodi Picoult’s forthcoming novel The Book of Two Ways

Do we make choices … or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadn’t turned out to be the person you are right now?

Firewatching – the first book in a new police procedural series by Russ Thomas – a ‘red hot debut for 2020’

Firewatching, the debut novel from Russ Thomas, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Join Heather Morris, bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, as she shares her Stories of Hope in lockdown (11 May)

Heather Morris, the bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, is reaching out to her fans and readers across the world in a series of Facebook Live videos to discuss her writing and first ever non-fiction project, Stories of Hope.

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 – An unforgettable, powerful novel that scrutinises the misogyny and paternalism of South Korean society

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 – the multi-million copy international bestseller by Cho Nam-Joo – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction a second time!

Huge congratulations to Colson Whitehead, whose remarkable novel The Nickel Boys has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

‘Murderers are human too.’ Read an excerpt from The Broken Ones, the new dark thriller from Ren Richards

Who do you turn to when you’re not sure if you love your child? And when they’re taken, will anyone believe your innocence?

Stephen King: If you’re having trouble reading during the coronavirus crisis, try Sarah Lotz’s novel Missing Person

Stephen King says if you can’t concentrate on reading at the moment, he recommends Sarah Lotz’s novel Missing Person!

Watch John Grisham and Stephen King in conversation, live from their living rooms

Legendary authors and global bestsellers Stephen King and John Grisham teamed up in a live video chat to discuss their new books If It Bleeds and Camino Winds.

Wilbur Smith launches new podcast – The Power of Adventure

Wilbur Smith has launched a podcast called The Power of Adventure.

Read an excerpt from Hidden Valley Road – an account of an American family with 12 children, six diagnosed with schizophrenia

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker.

John Grisham and Stephen King – together for one night only, and free to watch!

That’s right folks, online events just got a WHOLE lot more exciting!

Looking for some garden inspiration? Check out Jane Griffiths’s new book Jane’s Delicious A-Z of Herbs

Jane’s Delicious A-Z of Herbs by South African gardening legend Jane Griffiths is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.