Fiction

Thu – 14th Nov 2019

Kristel Loots Eendag is nou

Eendag is hier. Eendag is nou. ’n Vrou se hart hunker na liefde in Kristel Loots se jongste roman

In haar jongste roman, Eendag is nou, vertel gesoute skrywer Kristel Loots die verhaal van ’n jong vrou wat al haar lewe lank wag op eendag om waarlik gelukkig te wees, net om met ’n donderknal te besef ‘eendag’ is hier, eendag is nóú …

The Starless Sea – the magical new novel from Erin Morgenstern, the bestselling author of The Night Circus

Take a journey on the starless sea: the home of storytellers, story-lovers and those who will protect our stories at all costs …

Join Short Story Day Africa for the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa (4 Dec)

The Book Lounge and Short Story Day Africa are pleased to invite you to the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa.

Wed – 13th Nov 2019

Tue – 12th Nov 2019

Penguin Random House South Africa acquires acclaimed and bestselling children’s book publisher Little Tiger

Penguin Random House SA has announced it will be taking over the distribution of Little Tiger Group titles in South Africa, effective 1 January 2020.

Don’t miss the launch of Kuli Roberts’s debut novel Siren at the Mall of Africa (12 Nov)

BlackBird Books and Bargain Books invite you to the launch of Siren by Kuli Roberts.

Mon – 11th Nov 2019

Dibi Breytenbach en Wendy Maartens kuier in Pretoria (PLUS: LAPA maak ’n belangrike aankondiging) (12 Nov)

LAPA Uitgewers nooi jou uit na ’n opwindende boekgesprek met twee van ons geliefde skrywers: Dibi Breytenbach en Wendy Maartens.

Don’t miss a Cuban evening at The Royale in Craighall Park to celebrate Marita van der Vyver’s new novel, Borderline (12 Nov)

Join Penguin Random House for a Cuban evening inspired by Marita van der Vyver’s brand new novel, Borderline.

New book alert! Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay – one of the finest thriller writers in the world at the very top of his game

Number 1 bestseller Linwood Barclay returns with Elevator Pitch – a heart-stopping thriller that will do for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach …

New anthology to celebrate 20 years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize for African Writing has released a special edition anthology, celebrating the literary talent of 20 excellent African short stories since its inception in 2000.

New book alert! The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – a ‘companion’ novel to Kintu

A ‘magnificent’ new novel by award-winning Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has been announced!

Fri – 8th Nov 2019

As if Born to You

You are invited to the launch of Susan Newham-Blake’s moving novel As if Born to You at Exclusive Books Rosebank (12 Nov)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of As if Born to You by Susan Newham-Blake.

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Deon Meyer’s new novel The Last Hunt

Hodder Books has shared an excerpt from The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Thu – 7th Nov 2019

The Institute – Stephen King’s scariest novel yet

Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, Stephen King’s The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.

What happens when the spirit world clashes with corporate greed? Corporation Games – a new fictional corporate thriller by Anneleigh Jacobsen

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

Wed – 6th Nov 2019

Missing Person – the unputdownable new thriller from Sarah Lotz, the author of The Three

From acclaimed thriller writer Sarah Lotz, hailed by Stephen King as ‘vastly entertaining’, Missing Person – a new novel about a group of amateur detectives infiltrated by the sadistic killer whose crimes they’re investigating.

Don’t miss the launch of a new edition of Jo-Anne Richards’s bestselling book The Innocence of Roast Chicken (7 Nov)

Join Jo-Anne Richards at Exclusive Books for a celebration of the new edition of her bestselling book The Innocence of Roast Chicken.

Tue – 5th Nov 2019

Join Deon Meyer for the launch of his thrilling new Benny Griessel novel The Last Hunt in Cape Town (12 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the Cape Town launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Mon – 4th Nov 2019

Win a SIGNED copy of Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize-winning new novel The Testaments!

Penguin Random House is giving away a series of books signed by their authors – exclusive to The Reading List readers!

Fri – 1st Nov 2019

Announcing the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award longlist – unearthing new southern African writers

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the longlisted finalists for the 2019/20 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!