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Tuesday – 16th October 2018

What would you sacrifice for an extra day of life? If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura

Genki Kawamura’s If Cats Disappeared from the World is a beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

Monday – 15th October 2018

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!

Announcing the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards have been announced!

Don’t miss the launch of Garden Style: Creating Beautiful Gardens in South Africa at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Garden Style by Melanie Walker and Connall Oosterbroek.

Friday – 12th October 2018

Don’t miss the launch of John Dugard’s memoir Confronting Apartheid with Edwin Cameron at Wits University

Jacana Media and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies invite you to the discussion of John Dugard’s Confronting Apartheid: A Personal History of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine.

Call for submissions: AfroYoungAdult – a talent-search for Young Adult fiction from Africa!

Calling aspiring African writers of all ages interested in writing for Young Adults!

Read the first 100 words of Christina Dalcher’s new dystopian thriller Vox

In a future, not far off imagined from ours, the government silences people to 100 words a day.

But only if you’re a woman.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thursday – 11th October 2018

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.

Creating beautiful gardens in South Africa – Garden Style by Melanie Walker and Connall Oosterbroek

Garden Style, by Melanie Walker and photography by Connall Oosterbroek, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Join Vanessa Raphaely for the launch of her debut novel Plus One at The Book Lounge

Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Plus One by Vanessa Raphaely.

Coming soon! Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new novel This Mournable Body is about to hit the shelves

Jacana Media has exciting news! This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga has gone to the printers and will hit the shelves soon.

Wednesday – 10th October 2018

Join David Bristow for a book signing of The Game Ranger, the Knife, the Lion and the Sheep at Exclusive Books Constantia

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to a book signing of The Game Ranger, the Knife, the Lion and the Sheep by David Bristow.

‘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.

Cover reveal! New paperback edition of Angela Makholwa’s The Blessed Girl to celebrate its publication birthday

Angela Makholwa’s novel The Blessed Girl is turning a year old, and Pan Macmillan are celebrating with a new paperback edition!

Editor needed for New Coin poetry journal

New Coin, one of South Africa’s most established and influential poetry journals, is looking for a new editor to begin work in January 2019 (first issue: June 2019).

Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel returns in The Woman in the Blue Cloak!

The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella that will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel.

Tuesday – 9th October 2018

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!

Join Craig Higginson in conversation with Karina Szczurek for the launch of The White Room at The Book Lounge

Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge invite you to the Cape Town launch of The White Room by Craig Higginson.

Lifestyle choices and easy, delicious and nourishing recipes – The Mandala Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Heal and Restore Your Gut

The Mandala Kitchen: 100 Nourishing Recipes to Heal Your Gut by Marlien Wright is out now from Jacana Media.