Fiction

Yesterday

The Sunset Honeymoon-Literary fiction on HIV/Aids versus culture

The story unfolds in Akondo’s homestead, inside a grass thatched kitchen used by village girls as their sleeping place.

New novel by SJ Naudé to be published in the UK

Following on the United Kingdom edition of his critically acclaimed short stories, SJ Naudé’s novel The Third Reel by will be published in the UK in April 2018 by Salt Publishing.

Thursday – 19th October 2017

Listen to an excerpt from George Saunders’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders’s became the second American to win the Man Booker Prize this week.

Angela Makholwa chats about researching the ‘blesser phenomenon’ for her new novel, The Blessed Girl

What does the ‘blesser phenomenon’ say about us as South Africans?

African Flavour Books in Braamfontein packed out for the launch of Chwayita Ngamlana’s If I Stay Right Here

BlackBird Books hosted a launch for Chwayita Ngamlana’s If I Stay Right Here at the new African Flavour Books store in Braamfontein last night.

Wednesday – 18th October 2017

Win a signed copy of Tom Hanks’s new book of short stories, Uncommon Type

Penguin Random House South Africa is giving away five SIGNED copies of Tom Hanks’s first work of fiction, Uncommon Type!

Celebrating black female writers

Xarra Books and BlackBird Books cordially invite you to a book launch celebrating young black female writers. 

Tuesday – 17th October 2017

The Wren Hunt, the new book by Mary Watson, out from Bloomsbury in February 2018

Mary Watson’s new novel The Wren Hunt will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2018.

Dates and venues announced for the second Abantu Book Festival

The Abantu Book Festival organisers have revealed the first poster for the event, as December approaches.

Thursday – 12th October 2017

A new book by E L James – Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian – will be published in November

E L James’s new book Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian will be hitting the shelves on 28 November 2017.

Win a hamper of limited edition books from Pan Macmillan SA!

Pan Macmillan is celebrating 70 years of glorious paperbacks by giving away a hamper of limited edition classics.

Wednesday – 11th October 2017

Jonathan Franzen at the Book Lounge!

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge are proud to announce that Jonathan Franzen will be in South Africa in November.

House of Stone, the debut novel from Novuyo Tshuma, eagerly anticipated in the UK

Novuyo Tshuma’s first novel House of Stone will be published by Atlantic Books in the UK in June 2018.

Win a John Green hamper with Penguin Random House SA!

John Green’s new novel Turtles All the Way Down is out now, and two lucky winners will each receive a prize hamper!

Join Chwayita Ngamlana at Bridge Books for a reading from her new novel If I Stay Right Here

BlackBird Birds invites you to a reading from If I Stay Right Here, the electric debut book by Chwayita Ngamlana.

Calling all writers! Pan Macmillan is considering unsolicited manuscripts in November – get ready

Pan Macmillan South Africa will be accepting manuscripts during an open submissions period from 20 to 24 November 2017.

Tuesday – 10th October 2017

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa at The Book Lounge

The Book Lounge and Pan Macmillan invite you to join them for the Cape Town launch of The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa.

Monday – 9th October 2017

John Green introduces his new book, Turtles All the Way Down

The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back!

Read the first chapter of A Column of Fire, the new book by Ken Follett

Read an exclusive extract of Ken Follett’s new novel, A Column of Fire, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

Don’t miss the launch of Chwayita Ngamlana’s electric debut novel If I Stay Right Here

BlackBird Books and African Flavour Books invite you to the launch of If I Stay Right Here by Chwayita Ngamlana.