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Video: Braai your own Brandy-marinated Prawns from Mynie Plays with Fire (Plus: a free lesson on how to devein a prawn!)

Watch Mynie Steffens demonstrate how to braai Brandy-marinated Prawns from her latest cookbook, Mynie Plays with Fire.

A story of survival – Richard Peirce investigates the sudden disappearance of great white sharks from Gansbaai in his book Orca

Its flourish of great whites is Gansbaai’s claim to fame, and a large part of its success, so when its shiver of sharks started to disappear, the small Western Cape town faced a conundrum. Shark conservationist and author of Orca, Richard Peirce, investigated the sudden retreat.

Paula Hawkins on how curiosity and her early life in Zimbabwe inform her bestselling novels

Paula Hawkins is the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, and her latest novel, A Slow Fire Burning, is yet another unputdownable thriller. She chats to Lauren Mc Diarmid about curiosity, writing women’s stories and the psychology behind people who do terrible things.

Non-advice to aspiring writers, from Damon Galgut

‘Let me start my advice to aspiring writers by saying that my advice won’t help you.’ Well, at least novelist Damon Galgut is honest.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Charlotte Bauer’s How to Get Over Being Young: A Rough Guide to Midlife (20 Oct)

Penguin Random House, The Reading List and Love Books invite you to the virtual launch of How to Get Over Being Young: A Rough Guide to Midlife by Charlotte Bauer.

Warren Ingram explores new and unforeseen challenges – and a load of new opportunities – in Global Investing Made Easy

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Global Investing Made Easy, the new book by Warren Ingram.

Digging for the Blues – Fred de Vries on the genesis of his book Blues for the White Man

There is a much deeper context that begs for digging up if we’re to fully understand the impact of music, writes Blues for the White Man author Fred de Vries.

‘Famo was the music I grew up listening to’ – Zakes Mda chats about his new novel Wayfarers’ Hymns

Zakes Mda’s new book, Wayfarers’ Hymns, is set in the fascinating world of famo music. He chatted to Lauren Mc Diarmid about the novel, his years living in Lesotho and stories that demand to be told.

Kyk! Herman Lensing deel ’n voorsmaak van sy sesde kookboek, Huiskos

Huiskos is nes jy Herman Lensing se kombuis ken: kos wat almal kan saamkook. Binnekort beskikbaar!

‘Om stories elders te plaas, maak wyer tematiese velde oop’ – SJ Naudé gesels oor Dol heuning, kuns, taal en queerwees

Francois Lion-Cachet gesels met SJ Naudé oor sy jongste bundel kortverhale, Dol heuning, queerwees, kuns, Suid-Afrika en die straightjacket waarin Afrikaans haar tans bevind.

Audiobook alert! Listen to Land Matters by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

The audiobook of Land Matters by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is out now!

First look! Find out more about Zakes Mda’s new novel Wayfarers’ Hymns

Wayfarers’ Hymns, the highly anticipated new novel from Zakes Mda, will be out from Penguin Random House in October 2021.

Lus vir braai? Probeer Mynie Steffens se resepte vir Garnale in Brandewynmarinade en Soetrissies met Kekerertjievulsel

Maak elke dag braaidag met twee smullekker resepte uit Mynie Steffens se jongste kookboek, Mynie speel met vuur!

Innocent or guilty, everyone is damaged. Some are damaged enough to kill. Read an extract from A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from A Slow Fire Burning, the propulsive new thriller by Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water.

Go beyond ‘meat-free Mondays’ with Food That Loves You Back! (PLUS: Try some of the recipes for free)

Plant-based eating is more than just putting vegetables on your plate. It offers the opportunity to experiment with different flavours and textures, and discover how a single vegetable can be transformed into a multitude of nourishing and tasty meals.

Read an extract from Snow Country, the spectacular, sweeping new novel from internationally acclaimed author Sebastian Faulks

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Snow Country, the epic new love story from master storyteller Sebastian Faulks, and his most powerful novel since Birdsong.

Don’t miss a Heritage Day braai cook along with author Mynie Steffens (24 Sep)

Penguin Random House and Saturday Star invite you to a Heritage Day braai cook along with author Mynie Steffens!

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Moenie die bekendstelling van Op ’n mooi dag deur Irna van Zyl mis nie! (30 Sep)

Kom kuier saam met Irna van Zyl by die aanlynbekendstelling van haar jongste roman, Op ’n mooi dag.

Kom vier die bekendstelling van Moord op Lake Panic deur Leon van Nierop op Kaapsehoop, Mpumalanga (25 Sep)

Kom kuier saam met Leon van Nierop en Alita Steenkamp by die bekendstelling van sy jongste roman, Moord op Lake Panic.