Sneak peek of Imraan Coovadia’s new novel A Spy in Time

A most amazing event – proof copies of the inimitable Imraan Coovadia’s new novel A Spy in Time – out in a few months’ time

2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards have been announced. 

Poetry Potion 13 cover revealed

Poetry Potion is an online poetry journal that goes into print once ever quarter.

Tuesday – 20th March 2018

‘Nthikeng Mohlele is now my favourite contemporary South African novelist’ – Eusebius McKaiser’s rave review of Michael K

Eusebius McKaiser and Karabo Kgoleng explore the novel Michael K by South African author Nthikeng Mohlele.

Jolyn Phillips wins the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

Modjaji Books is thrilled to announce that Modjaji author Jolyn Phillips has won the 2018 Humanities and Social Science Award for her book Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories.

Support independent bookshops and publishers on Indiebookday! (24 March 2018)

On Saturday 24 March, independent publishers and booksellers propose readers to celebrate Indie Book Day.

Monday – 19th March 2018

‘An ecological fable for modern times’: Listen to an excerpt from The Melody by Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author Jim Crace

Pan Macmillan has shared an excerpt from The Melody by Jim Crace, the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Harvest.

CM Elliott’s Zimbabwean crime novels optioned for a TV series

CM Elliott’s series of Jabulani Sibanda detective novels have been optioned for possible adaption as a television series by Anant Singh and Brian Cox of Videovision Entertainment.

Three siblings separated in infancy find each other as teens in Far From the Tree, the new novel from Robin Benway

When 16-year-old Grace gives up her baby for adoption, she decides that the time has come to find out more about her own biological mother.

Friday – 16th March 2018

The crime author everyone’s talking about: Don’t miss Fiona Cummins’s new book The Collector

The Collector is the taut and terrifying new psychological thriller from Fiona Cummins, the author of Rattle.

5 reasons to read The Wren Hunt, the thrilling new book by Mary Watson

The Wren Hunt is part thriller, part love story: a captivating Young Adult novel about a girl caught in a battle between two ancient magics.

Murder is on the menu in Irna van Zyl’s new thriller, Death Cup

Detective Storm van der Merwe and Andreas Moerdyk are back in Death Cup – the brand new thriller by Irna van Zyl, author of Dead in the Water.

Thursday – 15th March 2018

BlackBird Books new book alert: An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang

BlackBird Books has announced a new publication: An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang.

Digitalback Books acquires a license for the iconic Heinemann African Writers Series

The legendary Heinemann African Writers Series will be revived by a new digital license agreement with Digitalback Books.

Win a copy of James Patterson’s 17th Suspect PLUS a R1,000 Blu Betty voucher

A killer who chooses victims personally gets too close to Detective Lindsay Boxer in James Patterson’s newest Women’s Murder Club thriller, 17th Suspect.

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – now a Netflix original film

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel.

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Wednesday – 14th March 2018

Line-up of local and international authors announced for 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival

The programme for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival has been revealed!

Don’t miss the launch of Mary Watson’s The Wren Hunt at The Book Lounge, with Sally Partridge

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson.

Tuesday – 13th March 2018

The most anticipated YA release of 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone is a West African Fantasy about a girl who must fight against the monarchy to bring magic back to her people.