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 Familiars by Stacey Halls – the most spellbinding debut novel of 2019

To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life …

[Watch the book trailer!] A page-turner of the highest order – The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us …

Don’t miss the launch of Katharine Kilalea’s mesmerising debut novel OK, Mr Field at The Book Lounge (20 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to an evening with Katharine Kilalea, author of OK, Mr Field.

Listen to an extract from the audiobook of Maybe This Time, the latest heartwarming tale by Jill Mansell

Maybe This Time is the deliciously uplifting new novel from Jill Mansell, the bestselling author of This Could Change Everything and Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay.

David Brock Katz chatted to CNBC about his new book South Africans vs Rommel: The Untold Story of the Desert War in World War II

Author David Brock Katz chatted to CNBC Africa’s Jill de Villiers about his new book South Africans versus Rommel: The Untold Story of the Desert War in World War II.

The Blackridge House by Julia Martin – a powerful memoir of dementia

The Blackridge House is a meditation on belonging, of the stories we tell of home and family and of the precarious footprint of life.

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent

New Daughters of Africa – showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.

Maybe This Time – the funny and heartwarming new novel from bestselling author Jill Mansell

Maybe This Time – bestselling author Jill Mansell’s heartwarming new novel is a funny, warm and absolutely satisfying story of friendships, love, missed chances and seizing the moment …

Don’t miss Adam Habib in conversation with Achille Mbembe at the launch of Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall (12 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall by Adam Habib.

Don’t miss Adam Habib in conversation with Eusebius McKaiser at the launch of Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall (13 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Rebels and Rage by Adam Habib.

Don’t miss Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – the undisputed queen of Icelandic noir fiction – in Joburg (7 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of The Reckoning by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – the undisputed queen of Icelandic noir fiction.

Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall – Adam Habib’s characteristically frank take on the recent student protests

In Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall, Adam Habib, prominent and outspoken university official during the recent student protests, takes a characteristically frank view of the past three years on South Africa’s campuses.

The Wall by John Lanchester – a thrilling and hypnotic work of fiction

The Wall – the new novel by John Lanchester, the bestselling author of Capital – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – the undisputed queen of Icelandic noir fiction – in Cape Town (6 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of The Reckoning by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – the undisputed queen of Icelandic noir fiction.

Join David Brock Katz for the launch of South Africans versus Rommel at Quentin at Oakhurst Barn in Hout Bay

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Quentin at Oakhurst invite you to the launch of South Africans versus Rommel by David Brock Katz.

‘He doesn’t stop running; he knows it’s him the priest most wants to kill.’ Read an excerpt from Chris Hammer’s powerful debut thriller Scrublands

Read an excerpt from Chris Hammer’s Scrublands – one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia.

Calm the F**k Down – How to control what you can and accept what you can’t so you can stop freaking out and get on with your life

Do you waste time overthinking things you can’t do anything about?
Do you freak out when things don’t go to plan?
Does anxiety get in the way of you living your best life?

We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union – astonishingly personal stories and thought provoking essays

We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union – a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.

Chris Hammer introduces his debut novel Scrublands, a must read for crime fiction fans

Chris Hammer introduces his debut novel, Scrublands, and tells us what it’s all about.

New Wilbur Smith novel announced! King of Kings – an epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war

King of Kings brings together two of Wilbur Smith’s greatest families in the sequel to Triumph of the Sun.