Fiction

Fri – 14th Dec 2018

Read an excerpt from Every Breath, the new novel from Nicholas Sparks, bestselling author of The Notebook

Read an excerpt from bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’s powerful new love story, Every Breath.

Helen Moffett signs two-book UK deal, beginning with Pride and Prejudice-inspired historical novel

Helen Moffett’s novel Charlotte, which will tell the story of Elizabeth Bennet’s friend in Pride and Prejudice, has been acquired by Bonnier Books UK, as part of a two-book deal.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Jeffrey Archer’s new book, Heads You Win

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

Wed – 12th Dec 2018

Tue – 11th Dec 2018

Sometimes the darkest things happen under the sun – Read an excerpt from Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys.

Mon – 10th Dec 2018

The cover for Nthikeng Mohlele’s new novel, Illumination, has been revealed!

Pan Macmillan has revealed the cover for Nthikeng Mohlele’s new novel, Illumination!

Fri – 7th Dec 2018

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Fox 8 – A darkly comic fable from Booker Prize-winning author George Saunders

An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea Cardinal

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sindiwe Magona’s moving novel Beauty’s Gift

Staying in this evening? Settle in with a glass of wine and this extended excerpt from Beauty’s Gift, Sindiwe Magona at her very best.

Thu – 6th Dec 2018

Pick a Penguin this Christmas – win a hamper of eight books!

Two lucky winners will each receive a hamper of EIGHT of our favourite books! This hamper includes: Hippie, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, Ottolenghi Simple, And Then Mama Said, Too Many Tsunamis, Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, A Map of Days, and Wild Karoo.

Melmoth – Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent

20 years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change.

Beauty’s Gift – Sindiwe Magona at her very best

Beauty’s Gift is a moving tale of how four women decide to change their own fate as well as the lives of those closest to them.

Tue – 4th Dec 2018

Find out more about Chigozie Obioma’s new novel, An Orchestra of Minorities

An Orchestra of Minorities is the second novel by Chigozie Obioma, the author of The Fishermen, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Of Blood and Bone, the new book by Nora Roberts – an epic story of love, war, family and magic

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts – the gripping sequel to the number one bestseller Year One – an epic story of love, war, family and magic.

Big Sky – brilliant new literary crime novel from number one bestseller Kate Atkinson announced

Kate Atkinson’s first new Jackson Brodie novel for nine years will be published in June 2019!

‘Why can’t a girl from Soweto become a mermaid?’ Mohale Mashigo chats about her new book, Intruders

Mohale Mashigo chatted to The Reading List about her new book, Intruders.

Mon – 3rd Dec 2018

The Story of Nelson Mandela: The Prisoner who Became a President – A perfect introduction to a fascinating period in history

A biography for children from Faber Short Books – The Story of Nelson Mandela: The Prisoner who Became a President by Adrian Hadland.

Join BlackBird Books and Abantu Book Festival for sundowners at the Soweto Hotel

BlackBird Books, Abantu Book Festival and The Soweto Hotel invite you to sundowners.

Thu – 29th Nov 2018

Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale will be published in 2019

Penguin Random House has revealed that Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale! Here’s what you need to know.