Fiction

Yesterday

Angela Makholwa’s new novel The Blessed Girl could be headed for the big screen

Angela Makholwa reveals that her new novel The Blessed Girl may be made into a film or series.

A charming feast for the senses: Alexander McCall Smith’s new novel, My Italian Bulldozer

The bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man’s adventures in the Italian countryside.

Read the first chapter of Still Me, the new novel from Jojo Moyes

It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede firmly obscuring the man’s upper lip; a Village People moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business. You just didn’t get that kind of moustache at home. I couldn’t tear my eyes from it.

Wednesday – 13th December 2017

A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa – an extraordinary work of literary journalism by Alexis Okeowo

Okeowo creates a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent’s wave of fundamentalism.

Tuesday – 12th December 2017

Monday – 11th December 2017

Local is lekker this Christmas, with Penguin Random House SA

One lucky winner will receive a Christmas hamper with some of Penguin Random House SA’s best local books!

Kopano Matlwa, Zinzi Clemmons and Fiona Melrose reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement

Johannesburg was the focus in the Times Literary Supplement this month, with a review of Kopano Matlwa’s Period Pain, Zinzi Clemmons’s What We Lose and Fiona Melrose’s Johannesburg.

Jeffrey Archer discusses his seventh book of short stories, Tell Tale

‘One of the very pleasant discoveries with Tell Tale is that everybody has a different favourite.’

Win a Jeffrey Archer Clifton Chronicles box-set

Pan Macmillan SA is giving away a collectible Clifton Chronicles box-set containing all seven books!

Friday – 8th December 2017

Three books by Eben Venter acquired by Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House will be publishing Eben Venter’s forthcoming three books.

Wednesday – 6th December 2017

Read an excerpt from New Times, the new novel from award-winning author Rehana Rossouw

Courtesy of Jacana Media, read an excerpt from New Times, the much-anticipated new novel from Rehana Rossouw.

First look at Under Glass, the new novel from Claire Robertson

Penguin Random House South Africa has released details of the new Claire Robertson novel, to be released in January 2018.

Listen to an excerpt from The Sparsholt Affair, the masterly new novel from Alan Hollinghurst

Pan Macmillan has shared an excerpt from audiobook of The Sparsholt Affair, the highly anticipated new novel from Alan Hollinghurst.

Monday – 4th December 2017

Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian – win 1 of 3 hampers

Three winners will each receive a hamper to celebrate the release of E L James’s new novel Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian!

Friday – 1st December 2017

Don’t miss Tsitsi Dangarembga and Achmat Dangor for a Literary Crossroads event at the Goethe-Institut

Join the Goethe-Institut for a Literary Crossroads event with Tsitsi Dangarembga and Achmat Dangor!

Still Me by Jojo Moyes: The third book in the Me Before You trilogy

Still Me, the new Jojo Moyes novel, will be out in January!

Thursday – 30th November 2017

No Dinaane Debut Fiction Award winner this year; 2017 Kraak Writing Grant goes to Maxzell Lerm

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the outcome of the 2017 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award and Kraak Writing Grant.

Wednesday – 29th November 2017

The perfect holiday read: Eusebius McKaiser chats to Angela Makholwa about her new book The Blessed Girl

‘This is a sexy, sexy book – and I mean that in multiple ways.’

Read an excerpt from Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian, the new E L James novel

‘My patience has been tested by the clock as it ticks closer to my reunion with Miss Anastasia Steele.’

Tuesday – 28th November 2017

New edition of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity out next year!

Pan Macmillan is proud to announce that it will publish a new edition of Phumlani Pikoli’s The Fatuous State of Severity in 2018.