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Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa at Mamma Roma in Cape Town (27 Aug)

You are invited to the launch of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa!

A slowly unfurling nightmare – Someone We Know, the gripping new thriller by Shari Lapena

Someone We Know – the new domestic suspense novel from Shari Lapena, the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest.

New cookbook alert: My Vegetarian Braai – even meat-eaters will be seduced!

My Vegetarian Braai by Adele Maartens is out now from Penguin Random House!

Olive Schreiner Prize and French edition for Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.

There’s nothing gung-ho in the pages of Angolsh – only stubborn dirt, stifling heat, tough guys and tortured souls

From the pen of award-winning writer and film director Greg Latter comes a war memoir like no other – Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp.

What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum

‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’

The South African economy has a secret weapon – read all about it in Palesa Lengolo’s new book Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You

New from Penguin Random House SA by stokvel expert Palesa Lengolo – Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You.

Join Vincent Carruthers for a magical journey of discovery as he launches his new book Cradle of Life in Magaliesberg (24 Aug)

The Struik Nature Club invites you to the launch of Cradle of Life: The Story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, by celebrated environmentalist Vincent Carruthers.

New book alert! Bassie: My Journey of Hope – out in October 2019 (Plus: Watch Basetsana Kumalo introduce the book!)

The stunning cover has been revealed for Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo!

Cover reveal! Fred Khumalo’s new historical novel The Longest March – based on an incredible event in South African history

The Longest March by Fred Khumalo – a historical novel inspired by a little-known incident from South African history – is out in September 2019 from Umuzi.

Carol Campbell’s third Karoo novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear, to be published in Dutch by Mozaïek

Exciting news! Carol Campbell​’s third Karoo novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear, will soon be published in Dutch by Uitgeverij Mozaïek in The Netherlands.

A cryptic killer cruising the streets of Joburg – Don’t miss the launch of Johan Jack Smith’s debut novel Zola at Love Books (22 Aug)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the launch of Zola, the debut novel by Johan Jack Smith.

You can’t escape this ride from hell! Watch the book trailer for Zola, the debut novel by Johan Jack Smith

Zola: A Novel by Johan Jack Smith is out now in English and Afrikaans from Penguin Random House.

Read an excerpt from Train Man, the brilliant and profoundly affecting novel by Andrew Mulligan

Journeys intersect. People find people when and where they least expect it. A missed connection needn’t be a disaster: it can save your life.

Read an extract from Knife, the gripping new book in Jo Nesbo’s intense and brilliant Harry Hole crime series

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Knife, the brand new Harry Hole thriller from Jo Nesbo, where Harry comes face to face with a deadly foe.

A reboot of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for the 21st Century – Read an excerpt from Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson

What will happen when homo sapiens are no longer the smartest beings on the planet?

Funny, furious and bold, FRANKISSSTEIN is a love story about life itself, the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire.

Read an excerpt here

‘Get out of my classroom. We don’t need types like you here.’ – Read an extract from As if Born to You by Susan Newham-Blake

As if Born to You, the new novel by Susan Newham-Blake, tells the story of two women, equally damaged by the past and its secrets, who discover that healing sometimes lies in unexpected places.

Karin Brynard’s novel Weeping Waters shortlisted for the prestigious CWA International Dagger Award

Some great news: Karin Brynard’s Weeping Waters has been included on the shortlist for this year’s CWA International Dagger.

Raise your hand if you agree that pavlovas are the stuff dreams are made of! (Recipe inside)

Penguin Random House has shared a free recipe for Ilse van der Merwe’s Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Passion Fruit from her stunning new cookbook, Cape Mediterranean!