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Thu – 6th Feb 2020

Photo profile: A day in the life of wildlife guide, musician and author James Hendry

Author James Hendry takes us behind the scenes in the bush, where he lives, makes music and writes his books. Hendry’s first …

Cover reveal! Mark Winkler’s forthcoming novel, Due South of Copenhagen

Due South of Copenhagen, the new novel from Mark Winkler, will be out from Umuzi in April! Due South of Copenhagen is …

‘Your birth mother didn’t want you.’ Read an excerpt from Sacrificed, Chanette Paul’s US debut

Catalyst Press has shared an excerpt from Chanette Paul’s novel Sacrificed.

Join Ghanaian author Nana Oforiatta Ayim for the launch of her debut novel The God Child at The Book Lounge, with Mohale Mashigo (14 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim.

Tue – 4th Feb 2020

The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim – a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural and political constraints

The God Child, the debut novel by Ghanaian writer Nana Oforiatta Ayim, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 3rd Feb 2020

‘Hul pa was die ja en amen. Jy moes alles glo en kon nie vir jouself dink nie’: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels: My 16 jaar in die Springs hel soos vertel aan joernalis Susan Cilliers

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa – An invaluable guide that will appeal to professional entomologists, gardeners and nature enthusiasts alike

This lavishly illustrated popular guide includes newly described species and subspecies, and the most recent taxonomic changes based on DNA studies.

A story of shocking setbacks and overcoming adversity through sheer willpower – Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by Mike Horn

Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by Mike Horn is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Reggie and Me, a James Hendry novel about a young South African who hasn’t learnt the rules

James Hendry – the bestselling author of A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush – has a new novel out from Pan Macmillan this month! 

‘Don’t let yourself be distracted by gender politics’ – BlackBird Books publisher Thabiso Mahlape’s career advice to the new generation of women

Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books, has been profiled by the World of Women Project for the invaluable work she does in book publishing.

Fri – 31st Jan 2020

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow – a novel that will delight Pride and Prejudice fans

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine …

Deon Wiggett’s book My Only Story will expose the enablers of a ‘child rapist’ – podcast was the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Penguin Random House will publish Deon Wiggett’s explosive book, My Only Story, in September 2020.

Mingle with Kuli Roberts and get your copy of her gripping debut novel Siren signed in Sandton (1 Feb)

Join MacAwesomeZA Digital Media in Sandton for a book launch and signing of Siren, the debut novel by television and radio personality Kuli Roberts.

Hier is die 10 finaliste in LAPA se jeugromankompetisie vir 2019

LAPA Uitgewers kan nou met trots die finaliste aankondig vir die 2019 jeugromankompetisie.

Kom kuier saam met Lanie van Reenen in Wellington by die bekendstelling van haar memoir, Net mooi fine (13 Feb)

Penguin Random House SA nooi jou hartlik uit na die bekendstelling van Net mooi fine deur Lanie van Reenen in gesprek met Martie Meiring in Wellington.

Thu – 30th Jan 2020

[Watch] Anneleigh Jacobsen explains how her new thriller Corporation Games came about

Corporation Games by Anneleigh Jacobsen is a fictional corporate thriller based on a number of real-life financial scandals that have rocked South Africa.

Don’t miss the launch of Too Black to Wear Whites by Jonty Winch and Richard Parry at The Book Lounge (5 Feb)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Too Black to Wear Whites: The Remarkable Story of Krom Hendriks, a Cricket Hero Who Was Rejected by Cecil John Rhodes’s Empire by Jonty Winch and Richard Parry.

Read an excerpt from Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay – the author of the wildly successful Dexter series

Read an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay’s new novel Just Watch Me – a new series featuring a mesmerising bad guy we can root for: Riley Wolfe.