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5 reasons to read The Wren Hunt, the thrilling new book by Mary Watson

The Wren Hunt is part thriller, part love story: a captivating Young Adult novel about a girl caught in a battle between two ancient magics.

The crime author everyone’s talking about: Don’t miss Fiona Cummins’s new book The Collector

The Collector is the taut and terrifying new psychological thriller from Fiona Cummins, the author of Rattle.

‘It was time to speak out’ – Tracy Going on her memoir Brutal Legacy

‘It was time to speak out’ – Tracy Going discusses her new memoir, Brutal Legacy.

Murder is on the menu in Irna van Zyl’s new thriller, Death Cup

Detective Storm van der Merwe and Andreas Moerdyk are back in Death Cup – the brand new thriller by Irna van Zyl, author of Dead in the Water.

BlackBird Books new book alert: An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang

BlackBird Books has announced a new publication: An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang.

Digitalback Books acquires a license for the iconic Heinemann African Writers Series

The legendary Heinemann African Writers Series will be revived by a new digital license agreement with Digitalback Books.

Revealing the kind of ruler Nicholas II believed himself to be: Read an excerpt from Last of the Tsars

A short, slight man, Nicholas had succeeded his huge bear of a father, Alexander III, in 1894.

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – now a Netflix original film

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel.

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Win a copy of James Patterson’s 17th Suspect PLUS a R1,000 Blu Betty voucher

A killer who chooses victims personally gets too close to Detective Lindsay Boxer in James Patterson’s newest Women’s Murder Club thriller, 17th Suspect.

Indentured: Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV – revealing the true nature of the Zuma-Gupta cabal

Indentured: Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV is Rajesh Sundaram’s story of launching ANN7, with the power-grabbing and money-hungry mogul Atul Gupta and his cronies breathing down his neck.

Line-up of local and international authors announced for 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival

The programme for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival has been revealed!

Don’t miss the launch of Mary Watson’s The Wren Hunt at The Book Lounge, with Sally Partridge

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson.

Calling all poets: Submissions are open for the 2018 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award and Anthology

Submissions for the 8th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology are now open!

Children’s book celebrates the science behind skin colour: Skin We are In by Sindiwe Magona and Nina G Jablonski

One of South Africa’s literary stalwarts, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with world-renowned American anthropologist, Nina G Jablonski, to create Skin We are In, a much-needed book about race and skin colour for children.

Win a hamper of this year’s best debut novels

Some exciting debut novels are out from Penguin Random House SA this year – and you stand a chance to win them!

The most anticipated YA release of 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone is a West African Fantasy about a girl who must fight against the monarchy to bring magic back to her people.

Join Johan Raath for a Recce Story Night in Pretoria

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018
Event: SASFA Story Evening
Venue: Ruimsig Country Club, Johannesburg
Time: 18:30 for 19:00
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The Polish cover of Kopano Matlwa’s Period Pain revealed

Kopano Matlwa’s latest novel Period Pain will be published soon in Poland.

Don’t miss the launch of Living Shores: Interacting with Southern Africa’s Marine Ecosystems in Gansbaai

Marine Dynamics and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Living Shores: Interacting with Southern Africa’s Marine Ecosystems.

Join Claire Robertson and Diane Awerbuck at The Book Lounge for the launch of Under Glass

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Under Glass by Claire Robertson.