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Join Vincent Pienaar for the launch of his new novel Too Many Tsunamis: A Tale of Love, Light and Incidental Humour

Life’s a drag, and nobody knows that better than Bert. Bert wants to write. He also wants to kill himself.

Killing Commendatore – the epic new novel from Haruki Murakami

An epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby – and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

Join Vivian Bickford-Smith and Bill Nasson at Kalk Bay Books for the launch of Illuminating Lives

Please join us for the launch of Illuminating Lives: Biographies of Fascinating People from South African History edited by Vivian Bickford-Smith and Bill Nasson. They will be in conversation with Finula Dowling.

Read an extract from Green as the Sky is Blue, the new novel by award-winning author Eben Venter

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Eben Venter’s new novel Green as the Sky is Blue, a bold, unflinching exploration of sexuality, intimacy, and the paradox that lies at the heart of our humanity.

Join Tumi Morake for the launch of her entertaining and thought-provoking memoir And Then Mama Said …

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of And Then Mama Said … by Tumi Morake.

The trap is set. Nowhere left to run. Read an extract from Ambush by James Patterson

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Ambush – the new novel by James Patterson and James O Born.

Try Zola Nene’s Microwave Chocolate-Coffee Cake from her new book, Simply Zola

Download the recipe for Microwave Chocolate-Coffee Cake from Simply Zola by Zola Nene here!

She’s back and better than ever! Don’t miss the launch of Zola Nene’s new cookbook, Simply Zola

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you the launch of Zola Nene’s new cookbook, Simply Zola, at The Good Food Studio.

‘No one knew exactly what the word “hippie” meant, and it didn’t much matter’ – Read an excerpt from Paulo Coelho’s new novel

The stories that follow come from my personal experiences. I’ve altered the order, names, and details of the people here, I was forced to condense some scenes, but everything that follows truly happened to me. I’ve used the third person because this allowed me to give characters unique voices with which to describe their lives.

And Then Mama Said … by Tumi Morake – get up close and personal with one of South Africa’s Queens of Comedy!

In her debut book And Then Mama Said … Tumi Morake tells us about her rise from humble beginnings to fame and fortune.

Win a copy of Zola Nene’s new book Simply Zola and jewellery by Pichulik!

Win one of three hampers, each with a copy of Simply Zola PLUS stunning jewellery by Pichulik worth R900, courtesy of Penguin Random House!

A voyage around Mzansi – rants and raves included! Sihle Khumalo’s new book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse

Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse, the new book from Sihle Khumalo, is out now from Umuzi!

Paulo Coelho takes us on a journey back in time in his new novel Hippie

To learn about yourself, explore the world around you.

Win a hamper of the best new international releases from Penguin Random House SA

Two winners will each receive a hamper of Penguin Random House SA’s favourite international titles!

Read an excerpt from The Kingfisher Secret – a new anonymously authored book about a presidential love affair

Read an excerpt from The Kingfisher Secret by Anonymous – a new book about a controversial and wealthy businessman who is running for President of the United States and a former porn star about to go public with details of their relationship …

Her codename is Kingfisher. Her mission: to seduce and marry the most powerful man in the world.

The Kingfisher Secret by Anonymous – featuring a controversial and wealthy businessman who is running for President of the United States and a former porn star about to go public with details of their relationship …

Read the opening chapter of Transcription, the new novel from bestselling, award-winning author Kate Atkinson

Penguin Random House has shared an extract from Transcription, the magnificent new novel by bestselling, award-winning Kate Atkinson, author of a Life After Life and A God In Ruins.

Join Mark Winkler for the launch of Theo and Flora, with Rahla Xenopoulos at The Book Lounge

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Theo and Flora, the new novel from Mark Winkler!

Rare archival photographs contrasted with vivid scenes of the modern city in Johannesburg Then and Now

Johannesburg Then and Now by Marc Latilla – a superb collection of images and text that will delight both local residents and visitors, out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Join Máire Fisher for the launch of The Enumerations at The Book Lounge

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Enumerations by Máire Fisher, the author of Birdseye.