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Mon – 3rd May 2021

Announcement: The Lazy Makoti signs with Jonathan Ball Publishers for new cookbook

Jonathan Ball Publishers is delighted to announce that chef and award-winning cookbook author Mogau Seshoene has joined its ranks.

It’s time to meet The Missing Sister – pre-order Lucinda Riley’s new Seven Sisters novel now

From the number one bestselling author Lucinda Riley, The Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in the multimillion-copy epic series The Seven Sisters.

Will this be the most explosive book launch of the year?

Ebrahim Harvey attacks the ANC in his ‘tour de force’ of a book The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule.

Fri – 30th Apr 2021

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

Kyk: Armand Aucamp kook kaal op Bravo! (Video)

Kyk hoe maak Armand Aucamp vir Ewan Swanepoel proteïen-pannekoeke op Bravo!

Two Modjaji titles make the 2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists

Modjaji Books is proud to see two of our titles, The Gospel According to Wanda B Lazarus by Lynn Joffe and WILL, the Passenger Delaying Flight … by Barbara Adair, on the Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards 2021 longlist under the Fiction category.

2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced!

Join Dr Evert Kleynhans for the virtual launch of Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa (4 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Graffiti Books invite you to the launch of Hitler’s Spies by Evert Kleynhans.

Vier susters deur Gerda Taljaard: ’n priemende roman wat die tradisies van die historiese en die plaasroman omkeer

Nuut by Penguin Random House SA in Mei 2021: Gerda Taljaard se grensverskuiwende roman, Vier susters.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer, ‘probably the greatest storyteller of our age’

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and this excerpt from Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer, master storyteller and number one bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles.

Na Covid-19 was daar? Cliffordene Norton gesels met Isa Konrad oor haar wetenskapfiksieroman, Toekomsmens

Cliffordene Norton gesels met Isa Konrad oor haar boeiende wetenskapfiksieroman, Toekomsmens, wat afspeel 37 jaar nadat die Covid-19 pandemie Suid-Afrika se ekonomie verwoes het.

Kom groet en ontmoet Connie Luyt by die bekendstelling van Waar onthou begin in Pretoria (6 Mei)

Penguin Random House SA nooi jou graag na die bekendstelling van Connie Luyt se jongste roman, Waar onthou begin.

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Carice Anderson about her book Intelligence Isn’t Enough (8 May)

The Cheeky Natives recently launched #CheekyChats, a new series of intimate author-focused conversations, and their next guest is Carice Anderson, author of Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Book Collectors of Daraya by Delphine Minoui – heartbreaking, inspiring and beautifully told

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and this excerpt from The Book Collectors of Daraya.

Thu – 22nd Apr 2021

Hoe verander ’n wetsgehoorsame burger in ’n godfather-figuur? Henk Breytenbach gesels oor sy jongste roman, Kroonwild

Henk Breytenbach gesels oor sy jongste roman, Kroonwild, distopiese fiksie en sy skryfproses.

‘Half giftig, half hemels’: Lees ’n boeiende uittreksel uit Dol heuning deur SJ Naude

Wat is so dol aan dol heuning? Lees die uittreksel uit SJ Naude se jongste kortverhaalbundel om uit te vind.

What’s Mine and Yours – Naima Coster explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster – a sweeping, rich tapestry of familial bond and identity, and a sharp, poignant look at the ways race affects even the closest of relationships. 

New book alert! To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara, author of the modern classic A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara’s eagerly awaited new novel, entitled To Paradise, will be published by Picador in January 2022.

Wed – 21st Apr 2021

Kry tot en met 75% afslag op uitgesoekte titels in LAPA se Herfs-uitverkoping

LAPA Uitgewers se Herfs-uitverkoping is hier! Kry tot en met 75% afslag op uitgesoekte titels.

Hoop, heling en harmonie: Dink nuut oor siekte en genesing deur Malcolm de Roubaix wen die Andrew Murrayprys vir 2021

Baie geluk aan Malcolm de Roubaix! Sy boek Hoop, heling en harmonie: Dink nuut oor siekte en genesing is pas aangewys as die  wenner van die Andrew Murrayprys vir 2021.