Fri – 23rd Aug 2019
Stylish and assured, The Most Difficult Thing is an irresistible combination of contemporary espionage and domestic suspense, and a compulsive, highly charged examination of betrayal.
Thu – 22nd Aug 2019
Someone We Know – the new domestic suspense novel from Shari Lapena, the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest.
The July Girls by Phoebe Locke is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
‘A Nearly Normal Family will make you question everything you know about those closest to you.’ – Karin Slaughter
Available now from Pan Macmillan, MT Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family will have you on the edge of your seat.
Wed – 21st Aug 2019
Wordfest South Africa recently asked Mphuthumi Ntabeni to introduce his entrancing novel The Broken River Tent.
Listen to an excerpt from Friday Black, the unforgettable and explosive debut short story collection by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Listen to an excerpt from Friday Black, the piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
Tue – 20th Aug 2019
‘We should be casting around September’ – Angela Makholwa reveals the details of the film adaptation of her novel Black Widow Society
‘It’s all systems go! We should be casting around September.’
[Video] ‘I would classify it as a comedy but there’s a tragic aspect to it’ – Rémy Ngamije introduces his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One
Rémy Ngamije chats about his new novel, The Eternal Audience of One.
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.
Mon – 19th Aug 2019
‘It was normal for me to base the stories in Lenyenye, where I come from’ – Keletso Mopai chats about her book If You Keep Digging
Keletso Mopai chatted to SABC about her new book of short stories, If You Keep Digging.
The Nickel Boys – the gorgeous, dazzling and heartbreaking new novel from Colson Whitehead.
New book alert! Alex van Tonder’s ‘dark, deadly and beautiful’ psychological thriller A Walk at Midnight
Alex van Tonder’s new book, A Walk at Midnight, is out from Pan Macmillan SA on 2 September 2019. It’s a must read!
Fri – 16th Aug 2019
What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum
‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’
The Friday Night Book Club: ‘The streets of Joburg are paved with gold, but they will have to dig deep to get close to it’ – Read an excerpt from Sue Nyathi’s The Gold Diggers
‘It was close to midnight when they finally drove into Beitbridge.’
Wed – 14th Aug 2019
Why do South Africans find crime fiction so fascinating? Listen to author Amy Heydenrych share a deeply personal story
Shame on You author Amy Heydenrych speaks out about a personal experience that shaped her writing.
Tue – 13th Aug 2019
Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith will be published in October 2019 by Penguin Random House.
Mon – 12th Aug 2019
Ghost Fire – the brand new novel by Wilbur Smith – an epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage
Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith is out from Jonathan Ball Publishers on 22 August 2019!
Save the date! International bestselling author Sarah Ladipo Manyika will be at the Open Book Festival and South African Book Fair this year.
Thu – 8th Aug 2019
The Office of Gardens and Ponds – A mesmerising fable with a difference, set in Japan over 1000 years ago
Didier Decoin’s exquisite and captivating mystery The Office of Gardens and Ponds is out soon from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Our list is compiled from print sales data and other sources. It represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous …