Fiction

Fri – 18th Sep 2020

Chanette Paul, Dina Botha en Sophia Kapp benoem vir die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2020

Drie LAPA-boeke is pas benoem vir die 2020 ATKV-Woordveertjies – Lira deur Chanette Paul, Halsoorkop verlief deur Dina Botha en Tweede kans op geluk deur Sophia Kapp.

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel – a punch-in-the-gut of a novel

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Friday Night Book Club: A woman who must escape her past. A child who must unlock her future. Read an excerpt from Kristin Hannah’s new novel Wild

Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and an excerpt from Wild, the new novel from Kristin Hannah!

Thu – 17th Sep 2020

‘People make all kinds of assumptions when it comes to names, especially when a name isn’t from around here’ – Read an excerpt from The Ditch by Herman Koch

Pan Macmillan SA has shared an excerpt from The Ditch, the original and playful new novel from Herman Koch.

Gaan hierdie ’n duur les wees? Vind uit in Vita du Preez se jongste erotiese roman, Skoolgeld

Aanhangers van 50 Shades of Grey sal aanklank vind by Vita du Preez se jongste erotiese roman, Skoolgeld. Nou beskikbaar by Wenkbrou.

New book alert! Joburg Noir – a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

Joburg Noir, a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out at the end of October 2020 from Jacana Media!

Wed – 16th Sep 2020

The History of Man – the new novel by Sunday Times Literary Award-winner Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!

The History of Man – the new novel by award-winning author Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu – is out in October 2020 from Penguin Random House SA.

Listen to an excerpt from Those Who Live In Cages, read by the author Terry-Ann Adams

Those Who Live In Cages by Terry-Ann Adams is out in a few days from Jacana Media!

Tue – 15th Sep 2020

Cover reveal! Bestselling author Sue Nyathi’s new novel A Family Affair will be out in October

A Family Affair, the new novel by bestselling author Sue Nyathi, will be out from Pan Macmillan in October 2020!  

Mon – 14th Sep 2020

Video: Hoe lyk ’n hartseer likkewaan? Four Corners-akteur Brendon Daniels lees voor uit Swart Swaan deur Wilken Calitz

Die bekroonde akteur Brendon Daniels het onlangs ’n uittreksel voorgelees uit Wilken Calitz se betowerende debuutroman, Swart Swaan. Kyk na die video.

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Moenie Vita du Preez in gesprek oor haar jongste erotiese roman Skoolgeld misloop nie! (17 Sep)

Graffiti Boeke en Wenkbrou nooi jou uit na die aanlynbekendstelling van Skoolgeld deur Vita du Preez.

Fri – 11th Sep 2020

Op die kortlys vir die Jan Rabie-Rapportprys vir nuwe prosa: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp

Die wenner van die Jan Rabie-Rapportprys word op 19 September bekendgemaak. Lees solank ‘n uittreksel uit Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp, ‘n storie waar hoop en wanhoop ’n maalkolk kan raak.

Friday Night Book Club: Life, death and love in a time of pandemic, read an excerpt from The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and …

[Watch] The Cheeky Natives in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Brit Bennett about her new novel The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett joined us live last night to chat to The Cheeky Natives about her new book The Vanishing Half.

Thu – 10th Sep 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Charlotte, the new novel by Helen Moffett (10 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the virtual book launch of Charlotte by Helen Moffett.

Spring reading competition – win a hamper of books from Penguin Random House SA

One lucky winner will receive a hamper with all these brilliant books PLUS a R1000 voucher from Sorbet so you can get yourself all spruced up for Spring!

Wed – 9th Sep 2020

[Video] ‘Fresh, new, quirky and acerbic’ – Izak de Vries discusses Max Annas’s novel The Farm

In this video, Catalyst Press South Africa office manager, SarahBelle Selig, chats with Izak de Vries of LAPA Publishers about distributing Catalyst books in South Africa, and the release of The Farm by Max Annas.

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Connie Luyt gesels met Phyllis Green oor haar jongste roman, Waar onthou begin (15 Sep)

Penguin Random House SA en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na die virtuele bekendstelling van Waar onthou begin deur Connie Luyt, in gesprek met Phyllis Green.

Celebrate Heritage Month with these great local fiction titles, available from The Book Lounge for just R99 each

Celebrate Heritage Month with these great local fiction titles from Vanessa Raphaely, Nthikeng Mohlele, Fiona Snyckers and Craig Higginson!

Tue – 8th Sep 2020

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Wat gebeur as jy die apokalips misloop? Hannes Barnard gesels oor sy nuwe roman, Wolk (10 Sep)

LAPA Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou graag na ’n aanlynbekendstelling van Hannes Barnard se jongste jeugroman, Wolk.