Fiction

Wed – 16th Oct 2019

New Shopaholic novel from bestselling author Sophie Kinsella PLUS film tie-in

Sophie Kinsella fans have loads to look forward to with a new Becky Bloomwood novel AND an upcoming film tie-in!

Tue – 15th Oct 2019

Siren, the debut novel by Kuli Roberts – a classic rags-to-riches tale, jam-packed with drama

Siren, the debut novel by television and radio personality Kuli Roberts, is out on 1 November 2019 from BlackBird Books!

In the Midst of Wolves by Kurt Ellis – a dark psychological thriller set in Johannesburg

In the Midst of Wolves, the new novel by Kurt Ellis, is out now from Penguin Random House!

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly win the 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize, for their novels The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other, respectively. This is the …

Mon – 14th Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Marguerite Poland’s new novel A Sin of Omission at Kalk Bay Books (17 Oct)

The great Marguerite Poland returns with a new novel set once again in her beloved Eastern Cape.

Fri – 11th Oct 2019

Join Marguerite Poland for the Cape Town launch of A Sin of Omission at The Book Lounge, with Refilwe Moloto (16 Oct)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A Sin of Omission, the new novel by Marguerite Poland.

Join Mukuka Chipanta in Cape Town for the launch of his new novel Five Nights Before the Summit, with Ekow Duker (24 Oct)

Weaver Press and Jacana Media invite you to the launch of Five Nights Before the Summit by Mukuka Chipanta.

Cilka’s Journey – the sequel to the international bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz – based on a true story of love and resilience

Based on the heartbreaking true story of Cilka Klein, Cilka’s Journey is the sequel to the internationally bestselling phenomenon The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Fiona Cummins’s ‘creepy as hell’ new thriller, The Neighbour

The Neighbour is a twisting tale about a quiet neighbourhood that’s hiding a deadly secret.

Thu – 10th Oct 2019

Join Fred Khumalo for the Durban launch of his new novel The Longest March (17 Oct)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Longest March by Fred Khumalo.

Interview with bestselling Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika was in South Africa recently, and took some time out to sit down with The Johannesburg Review of Books.

Wed – 9th Oct 2019

You are invited to the launch of A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland at Love Books (15 Oct)

The great Marguerite Poland returns with a new novel set once again in her beloved Eastern Cape.

Cast of Poppie Nongena stand together against gender-based violence, and part of film’s profits to be donated to the cause

Poppie Nongena, the new film based on the novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert, won 12 awards at the recent Silwerskerm Film Festival.

Fri – 4th Oct 2019

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Phumlani Pikoli’s debut novel Born Freeloaders – hot off the press!

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Born Freeloaders, the highly anticipated first novel from Phumlani Pikoli.

Thu – 3rd Oct 2019

For the Record

Footnotes, October 2019: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …

Rémy Ngamije chats about the inspiration for his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije chatted to the University of Cape Town’s Development and Alumni Department about his recently published debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One.

Wed – 2nd Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Marguerite Poland’s new novel A Sin of Omission in Durban (10 Oct)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the Durban launch of A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland.

Listen to Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh’s interview with Mohale Mashigo about her book of short stories Intruders

Mohale Mashigo joined the Radio 702 Literature Corner recently to talk about her latest book, Intruders.