Fiction

Thu – 10th Jun 2021

Gita het ’n mantel vir elke okkasie, maar hoe lank kan sy wegkruip? Vind uit in Die geheime lewe van Gita deur Jacolet van den Berg

Die geheime lewe van Gita deur Jacolet van den Berg is nou beskikbaar by jou naaste boekwinkel en aanlyn.

Listen to an excerpt from Christian Cantrell’s Scorpion – a fast-paced near future thriller that will mess with your head

Scorpion by Christian Cantrell – a gripping international cat-and-mouse thriller with an ending you won’t see coming …

Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the PEN Pinter Prize – to celebrate buy This Mournable Body at 50% off!

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.

Wed – 9th Jun 2021

‘Vrou. Prooi. Geskenk. Offerande’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Dominique deur Erla-Mari Diedericks (Nie vir sensitiewe lesers nie)

Lees die Proloog en Hoofstuk 1 uit Dominique – Erla-Mari Diedericks se jongste domestic noir riller.

Don’t miss the Windhoek launch of Femi Kayode’s Lightseekers, with Rémy Ngamije at the Book Den (17 Jun)

The Book Den and Jonathan Ball Publishers cordially invite all lovers of fiction in Windhoek to the launch of Femi Kayode’s Lightseekers, a thrilling and gripping work of crime fiction.

Win a prize hamper containing 8 of Damon Galgut’s books!

One lucky reader will WIN a hamper of 8 books by Damon Galgut, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

Tue – 8th Jun 2021

The President’s Daughter – the new action-packed thriller from James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton

Every detail is accurate because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton. The drama and action never stop because the other author is James Patterson. The President’s Daughter is out now from Penguin Random House!

Mon – 7th Jun 2021

’n Noodlottige fratsongeluk uit hul kinderdae spook by drie niggies in Stil vloei die Komati deur Elize Parker

’n Fratskoeël het hulle dit genoem. Die een wat hulle nefie, Jaco, in die voorkop net bo sy oog getref het. Stil vloei die Komati deur Elize Parker is nou beskikbaar!

Detective Kubu’s first case may also be his last – Facets of Death by Michael Stanley

Facets of Death by Michael Stanley is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Jack Reacher is back – read an excerpt from Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Lee Child’s upcoming new Jack Reacher novel Better Off Dead.

Fri – 4th Jun 2021

‘Een-en-dertig! Die getal tref Roxy soos ’n klip teen die kop’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Kristel Loots se jongste roman

Op haar een-en-dertigste verjaarsdag besluit Roxy sy soek ’n roekelose, skelrooi lipstiek-lewe. Lees ’n uittreksel uit Roxy deur Kristel Loots.

Footnotes, June 2021: 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. …

There are secrets in the wild country they call midlife – Read an extract from Unbecoming by Joanne Fedler

Unbecoming is a funny, heartbreaking and provocative homage to the midlife unravelling as women on the brink of elderhood speak honestly about their lives and wonder what the hell to do with vaginas that are not ready to be put out to pasture just yet.

Thu – 3rd Jun 2021

Pitkos vir kinders en grootmense in Briewe van Mieliepit deur Fanie Viljoen – die heel eerste kinderboek uit LUCA se stal

Nou beskikbaar! Briewe van Mieliepit uit die pen van geliefde kinderboekskrywer Fanie Viljoen, en pragtig geïllustreer deur Megan Bird.

The Inside Track on Publishing for Writers – Don’t miss Helen Moffett’s publishing seminar in partnership with Modjaji Books (24 Jun)

Join Modjaji Books on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 6pm for a publishing seminar with experienced editor, award-winning writer and all-round book fiend Helen Moffett.

Wed – 2nd Jun 2021

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of The Promise by Damon Galgut, in conversation with Mark Gevisser (2 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of The Promise by Damon Galgut!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Mad Honey by SJ Naudé, in conversation with Masande Ntshanga (3 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Mad Honey by SJ Naudé!

Kom kuier saam met drie van jou gunsteling Romanzaskrywers in Klerksdorp (5 Junie)

Kom kuier saam met Louise van der Merwe (Mode en motors), Felicia Snyman (In sy hart), en Didi Potgieter (Hart van ys) by From Shack to Sanctuary in Klerksdorp.

Listen to an excerpt from Listening Still, a delicious new novel about a young woman who can hear the dead – a talent that is both a gift and a curse

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Anne Griffin’s novel Listening Still, read by Niall Buggy.

Tue – 1st Jun 2021

Kom ontmoet Prinses Pampoenpit se skrywer, Bianca Flanders, in Stellenbosch! (5 Junie)

LAPA Uitgewers en ATKV-Inkstories nooi jou graag na ’n geleentheid met Bianca Flanders in Stellenbosch die naweek.