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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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.

Calling all writers! Submit your novel to Jonathan Ball Publishers

Jonathan Ball Publishers is accepting fiction submissions from 1–15 November 2019.

New book alert! Blessed by Bosasa: Inside Gavin Watson’s State Capture Cult by Adriaan Basson

It’s easy to imagine that state capture began with Jacob Zuma and the Guptas. But you’d be wrong. 

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by former monk and social media star Jay Shetty

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty will be out from Jonathan Ball Publishers on 14 April 2020.

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.

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.

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.