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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Meghan Misunderstood by Sean Smith – a pioneering book that sets the record straight

Meghan Misunderstood by Sean Smith is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Return by Nicholas Sparks – often, to move forward we must return to the place where it all began

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with The Return – a moving new novel about an injured army doctor and the two women whose secrets will change the course of his life.

How I Learned to Understand the World – Hans Rosling’s own story of how a young scientist became a revolutionary thinker

The moving, playful memoir of the late Hans Rosling – Swedish statistics mastermind, researcher extraordinaire and author of the global bestseller, Factfulness.

20 black women writers ask ‘what’s next?’ in Loud Black Girls by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

Loud Black Girls – an important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, groundbreaking Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible.

Human Nature – an illuminating book that tackles our modern environmental future through the lens of preeminent photographers

In Human Nature, 12 of today’s most influential nature and conservation photographers address the biggest environmental concerns of our time.

home body by rupi kaur: a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself

From rupi kaur, the bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers, comes a greatly anticipated third collection of poetry. 

Listen to an excerpt from Ian Rankin’s new Rebus novel A Song for the Dark Times – one of the must-read books of the year

A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Story of a New Name – the second book of the Neapolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante – out now with a brand new cover

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante, the second book of the Neapolitan Quartet, is now available in B-format paperback with a brand-new cover.

Kyk hoe lekker kuier Louis Jansen van Vuuren en Riana Scheepers by die virtuele bekendstelling van Amper Frans

Video: Louis Jansen van Vuuren het onlangs vanuit Château de la Creuzette in Frankryk met Riana Scheepers gesels oor sy memoir, Amper Frans.

Uittreksel: Die ontdekking van ’n dooie baba in ’n skuur dreig om ’n jong vrou se lewe te verwoes in Die Belydenis deur Jodi Picoult

Het die agtienjarige Katie Fisher haar baba vermoor? Kan Ellie Hathaway, ’n ontnugterde advokaat, haar help om haar onskuld te bewys? Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die Belydenis deur Jodi Picoult.

New book alert! The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah and Agatha Christie

The world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot – legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile – returns to solve a fiendish new mystery.

10 new Wilbur Smith books are on the way – including a brand new series!

Wilbur Smith has a major new 10-book deal – including a return to Egypt with a thrilling new series!

Exhibition: Roger Ballen’s new book and photographic series Roger the Rat – surreal, refined and disturbing (6 Dec)

The Daville Baillie Gallery and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the opening of the exhibition Roger the Rat by renowned photographer Roger Ballen.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance by Peter Hain and André Odendaal (8 Dec)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Peter Hain and André Odendaal’s new book Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance.

‘Asterix se eie kleinkind – reg vir ’n veldslag’: Lees ’n skerpsinnige uittreksel uit Amper Frans deur Louis Jansen van Vuuren

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Amper Frans waar die skrywer Louis Jansen van Vuuren sy Franse kulinêre opvoeding op skreeusnaakse wyse beskryf: ‘In die keurige foyer van die hotel besef ek gou hierdie is ’n hoëhol-instansie.’

Wie is Annie Olivier, die uitgewer agter Jonathan Ball se uitstekende niefiksie oesjaar vir 2020?

Dit gebeur selde dat die helde agter die boeke in die kollig geplaas word. Melt Myburgh het onlangs met Annie Olivier, Jonathan Ball Uitgewers se dinamiese niefiksie-uitgewer, gaan gesels om haar beter te leer ken.

[Watch] How did Rassie’s Springboks win the World Cup? Lloyd Burnard launches his new book Miracle Men

How did Rassie’s Springboks win the World Cup? Find out at the launch of Lloyd Burnard’s new book Miracle Men.

Kolisi: The first black Springbok captain – read an excerpt from Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks Won the World Cup by Lloyd Burnard

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks Won the World Cup by Lloyd Burnard.

Boekuittreksel: Wat in jou lewe is nie afgehandel nie? Dis die kernvraag in Die Boek van Twee Weë deur Jodi Picoult

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die Boek van Twee Weë deur Jodi Picoult – ’n aangrypende roman oor lewe en dood, en verspeelde kanse.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks Won the World Cup by Lloyd Burnard (25 Nov)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Lloyd Burnard’s new book Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks Won the World Cup.