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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You Will Be Safe Here – the debut novel from award-winning non-fiction author Damian Barr

You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. This is the brilliant debut novel from the award-winning author of the memoir Maggie & Me.

From the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki’s new book FAKE: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets

How do we decipher fact from fiction? How do we differentiate between truth and lies? And determine what’s real … from what isn’t?

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2019

With film rights snapped up by an Oscar-winning Hollywood production company, rights sold in a world record 43 territories, and rave blurbs from David Baldacci, Lee Child and AJ Finn, The Silent Patient promises to be the debut thriller of 2019.

Don’t miss the launch of Tony Peake’s exquisite new novel North Facing at Love Books (28 May)

Love Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of North Facing by Tony Peake.

People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa – a new edition of Anthea Jeffery’s seminal work

This book shows the extraordinary success of the people’s war in giving the ANC a virtual monopoly on power, as well as the great cost at which this was done.

Don’t miss acclaimed British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore at Love Books for the launch of Written in History (21 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Written in History: Letters that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

‘A daring blend of romance, crime and history’ – Join Louisa Treger for the launch of The Dragon Lady at Love Books (16 May)

Love Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The Dragon Lady by Louisa Treger.

Two Weeks in November – Ocean’s 11 meets Game of Thrones, a real-world life or death chess match for the future of Zimbabwe

Two Weeks in November is the thrilling, surreal, unbelievable and often very funny true story of four would-be enemies – a high- ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixer – who team up to help unseat one of the world’s longest serving dictators, Robert Mugabe.

A rebel in both politics and sex – The Love Song of André P Brink, the first biography of the esteemed writer, by Leon de Kock

The Love Song of André P Brink is the first biography of this major South African novelist who, during his lifetime, was published in over 30 languages and ranked with the likes of Gabriel García Márquez, Peter Carey and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Cala by Laura Legge – a wondrous, incantatory debut novel set in the modern-day Outer Hebrides

Cala by Laura Legge – a brilliantly original coming-of-age story from a new and powerful literary voice.

Bird Summons, the brilliantly imagined, intense and haunting new novel from award-winning author Leila Aboulela

Bird Summons – an enchanting, tender portrait of three women searching for freedom, from the three-times Orange Prize longlisted, Scottish Book Award and Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Meet Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven bestselling author Mitch Albom in Cape Town (2 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Next Person You Meet in Heaven.

The Dragon Lady, Louisa Treger’s brilliant second novel – a brilliant evocation of life in 1950s Rhodesia

Opening with the shooting of Lady Virginia ‘Ginie’ Courtauld in her tranquil garden in 1950s Rhodesia, The Dragon Lady tells Ginie’s extraordinary story, so called for the exotic tattoo snaking up her leg.

The brutal payback begins – Lynda La Plante’s new novel Widows’ Revenge, the sequel to the groundbreaking thriller Widows

Widows’ Revenge: Dolly, Linda, Shirley and Bella are back. And this time it’s a fight to the finish. The sequel to Lynda La Plante’s groundbreaking thriller, Widows.

Africa Reimagined by Hlumelo Biko – Realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afrocentric identity

Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity.

Gunship Over Angola – Steve Joubert’s gripping memoir, a powerful plea for healing and understanding

Gunship Over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot by Steve Joubert is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

EVENT CANCELLED Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven bestselling author Mitch Albom in South Africa this month

Remember Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven? Well Mitch Albom, author extraordinaire, will be at Love Books to launch his latest book, The Next Person you Meet in Heaven.

Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis – What happens when SA’s tumultuous political life becomes entangled in the courts of law?

‘Lawfare is a timely and important work that provokes and confronts the growing debate on constitutionalism and the material transformation of our society.’ – Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

A rediscovery of our African identity – Hlumelo Biko launches Africa Reimagined at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Hlumelo Biko’s new book, Africa Reimagined: Reclaiming a Sense of Abundance and Prosperity.