Fiction

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Join Vincent Pienaar for the launch of his new novel Too Many Tsunamis: A Tale of Love, Light and Incidental Humour

Life’s a drag, and nobody knows that better than Bert. Bert wants to write. He also wants to kill himself.

Friday – 19th October 2018

Killing Commendatore – the epic new novel from Haruki Murakami

An epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby – and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan – a story of love, family and just desserts

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thursday – 18th October 2018

Read an extract from Green as the Sky is Blue, the new novel by award-winning author Eben Venter

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Eben Venter’s new novel Green as the Sky is Blue, a bold, unflinching exploration of sexuality, intimacy, and the paradox that lies at the heart of our humanity.

‘Some of us still wear our struggle names like war wounds’ – Read an excerpt from Barry Gilder’s debut novel The List

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Barry Gilder’s debut novel The List! April 2020 I tell this story now in the knowledge …

Wednesday – 17th October 2018

Milkman by Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize!

We are thrilled to share that Anna Burns has won the
2018 Man Booker Prize for her exceptional novel Milkman.

Join Literary Alliance and Bafati Bebumbene Bookclub as they host Sue Nyathi to discuss The Gold Diggers

Join the Literary Alliance and Bafati Bebumbene bookclubs to discuss The Gold Diggers with Sue Nyathi!

Tuesday – 16th October 2018

The trap is set. Nowhere left to run. Read an extract from Ambush by James Patterson

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Ambush – the new novel by James Patterson and James O Born.

What would you sacrifice for an extra day of life? If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura

Genki Kawamura’s If Cats Disappeared from the World is a beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

Friday – 12th October 2018

Call for submissions: AfroYoungAdult – a talent-search for Young Adult fiction from Africa!

Calling aspiring African writers of all ages interested in writing for Young Adults!

Read the first 100 words of Christina Dalcher’s new dystopian thriller Vox

In a future, not far off imagined from ours, the government silences people to 100 words a day.

But only if you’re a woman.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thursday – 11th October 2018

Join Vanessa Raphaely for the launch of her debut novel Plus One at The Book Lounge

Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Plus One by Vanessa Raphaely.

Coming soon! Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new novel This Mournable Body is about to hit the shelves

Jacana Media has exciting news! This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga has gone to the printers and will hit the shelves soon.

Wednesday – 10th October 2018

‘No one knew exactly what the word “hippie” meant, and it didn’t much matter’ – Read an excerpt from Paulo Coelho’s new novel

The stories that follow come from my personal experiences. I’ve altered the order, names, and details of the people here, I was forced to condense some scenes, but everything that follows truly happened to me. I’ve used the third person because this allowed me to give characters unique voices with which to describe their lives.

Cover reveal! New paperback edition of Angela Makholwa’s The Blessed Girl to celebrate its publication birthday

Angela Makholwa’s novel The Blessed Girl is turning a year old, and Pan Macmillan are celebrating with a new paperback edition!

Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel returns in The Woman in the Blue Cloak!

The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella that will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel.

Tuesday – 9th October 2018

Join Craig Higginson in conversation with Karina Szczurek for the launch of The White Room at The Book Lounge

Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge invite you to the Cape Town launch of The White Room by Craig Higginson.

When Women are Train Stations by Dimakatso Sedite

I knew a man who had a woman at every station;
each drenched in the perfume of her township,
oozing with the warmth of the bosoms and blankets
of their grandmothers.

Monday – 8th October 2018

If you only had 100 words a day, what would you do to be heard? Don’t miss Vox by Christina Dalcher

Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.