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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Listen to Maye Musk reading an excerpt from her new memoir, A Woman Makes a Plan

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from the audiobook of A Woman Makes a Plan by Maye Musk, read by the author!

Infiltrate. Trust no one. Kill – or be killed. Deep State by Chris Hauty

In this white-knuckled, timely, and whip-smart debut thriller, a deadly plot against the president’s life emerges from the shadows of the Deep State.

Discover the remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Anne Glenconner, in her extraordinary new memoir

Lady in Waiting – a memoir of drama, tragedy and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner, a close member of the royal circle.

A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success by Maye Musk

Maye Musk’s new book will be published in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers in April!

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl – ‘a novel of such transfixing beauty that it enlarges your faith in the medium itself’

Set in 1950’s America at a time when people stopped looking west and started looking up: a breathtakingly beautiful debut novel of revolution, chance and the gambles we take with the human heart.

Don’t miss the chance to see Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in Cape Town (2 June) or Johannesburg (4 June)

Don’t miss your chance to see Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in Cape Town (2 June) OR Johannesburg (4 June).

Woordfees 2020: Moenie Jodi Picoult se Skype-onderhoud met Deborah Steinmair en Sara-Jayne Makwala King misloop nie! (10 Maart)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers nooi jou graag na die Skype-bekendstelling van Jodi Picoult se eerste roman in Afrikaans, Die belydenis.

Was Cuito Cuanavale ever really an objective of the SADF? Leopold Scholtz tackles this question by examining recently declassified documents

The SADF and Cuito Cuanavale: A Tactical and Strategic Analysis by Leopold Scholtz is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of Elleke Boehmer’s thrilling new collection of short stories To the Volcano at The Book Lounge (25 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and the Book Lounge invite you to the launch of To the Volcano: And Other Stories by Elleke Boehmer.

Join extreme adventurer Mike Horn for the launch of his memoir Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica in Cape Town (20 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by explorer Mike Horn.

Don’t miss the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by Mike Horn in Cape Town (19 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by explorer Mike Horn.

Join Ghanaian author Nana Oforiatta Ayim for the launch of her debut novel The God Child at The Book Lounge, with Mohale Mashigo (14 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim.

The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim – a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural and political constraints

The God Child, the debut novel by Ghanaian writer Nana Oforiatta Ayim, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

A story of shocking setbacks and overcoming adversity through sheer willpower – Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by Mike Horn

Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by Mike Horn is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Read an excerpt from Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay – the author of the wildly successful Dexter series

Read an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay’s new novel Just Watch Me – a new series featuring a mesmerising bad guy we can root for: Riley Wolfe.

New from Petina Gappah: Out of Darkness, Shining Light – A radical novel that resurrects the voices of those in the shadows of history

The hotly anticipated second novel by Petina Gappah follows the epic journey of Dr Livingstone’s corpse through 19th-century Africa.

Acid for the Children – the autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend – as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author

In Acid for the Children Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers, finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

Kiley Reid’s debut novel Such a Fun Age – a powerful story about race and privilege by a new literary star

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, ‘the most provocative page-turner of 2020’, will be available in South Africa in February!

Jodi Picoult in Afrikaans? Sowaar! Nuut in Februarie 2020: Die Belydenis, vertaal deur Daniel Hugo

Uit die pen van die gewilde skrywer van My Sister’s Keeper verskyn dié boeiende verhaal van twee vroue … en een geheim.