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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New book by Rhonda Byrne – the bestselling author of The Secret – announced

HarperCollins Publishers has acquired world rights to a major new book by Rhonda Byrne, author of the global phenomenon The Secret.

Sam Beckbessinger, bestselling author of Manage Your Money like a F*cking Grown-up, brings you a new ‘mouth-washed-out-with-soap’ edition for teens!

Manage Your Money Like a Grownup: The Best Money Advice for Teens by Sam Beckbessinger is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Listen to an excerpt from Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell – A tale of dreams, drugs, love, and madness, and of fame’s Faustian pact

Introducing Utopia Avenue, the spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell! Listen to an excerpt from the first chapter on Soundcloud.

‘He’s at my flat,’ I whisper. ‘I think I killed him.’ All My Lies Are True by Dorothy Koomson

All My Lies Are True by Dorothy Koomson is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks won the World Cup – The thrilling journey of a team that went from no-hopers to world champions

Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks won the World Cup by Lloyd Burnard is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

A celebration of queer stories – Listen to The Book Lounge podcast with Mark Gevisser on his new book The Pink Line

The Book Lounge chatted to Mark Gevisser about his new book, The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers, which tracks shifts in queer frontiers globally in the 21st century.

Join Ryan Blumenthal for the virtual book launch of Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa (26 Aug)

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa by Ryan Blumenthal.

Listen to Ryan Blumenthal speak about some of the bizarre and unusual cases from his book Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa

Ryan Blumenthal spoke to John Maytham on CapeTalk recently about his book Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa.

Watch the book trailer for Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn

What would South Africa have been like today, had seven more MPs voted against joining World War II? Watch the book trailer for Seven Votes by Richard Steyn.

New edition: Some Afrikaners Photographed by David Goldblatt, with essays by Antjie Krog and Ivor Powell

‘An old man sits for me. A black child comes and stands next to him, looking at me with curiosity. The man turns and says to the child, ‘Yes, what are you doing here, you black rubbish?’ the insult meant and yet said with affection. How is this possible? I don’t know. But the contradiction was eloquent of much that I found in the relationship between rural and working-class Afrikaners and their black workers: an often comfortable, affectionate, even physical intimacy seldom seen in the liberal circles in which I moved, and yet, simultaneously, a deep contempt and fear of black people.’ – David Goldblatt

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver: Say goodbye to your problems, your freedom and your life

The gripping new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver, The Goodbye Man, is now available at Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘A Pink Line has been drawn through society’ – Mark Gevisser introduces his new book, The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

Mark Gevisser’s new book is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide – and describe – the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of this century.

New book alert! Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn

Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa by Ryan Blumenthal

Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa by Ryan Blumenthal is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘Hugely ambitious and brilliantly executed, an engrossing and essential read’ – Praise for Mark Gevisser’s new book The Pink Line

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

He watches. He waits. He takes. Who will be next … Don’t miss The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Moenie Deon Lamprecht se gesprek met Jo Prins oor sy boek Die Brug misloop nie! (13 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na die virtuele bekendstelling van Die Brug: Na die hel toe en terug in Angola deur Deon Lamprecht.

Unfair Game – the shocking results of a new inquiry into South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry

Unfair Game: An Exposé of South Africa’s Captive-bred Lion Industry by Michael Ashcroft is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser, with The Cheeky Natives and GALA (6 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers, The Cheeky Natives and GALA Queer Archive invite you to the virtual launch of The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser.