Fiction

Fri – 24th Jan 2020

Jodi Picoult in Afrikaans? Sowaar! Nuut in Februarie 2020: Die Belydenis, vertaal deur Daniel Hugo

Uit die pen van die gewilde skrywer van My Sister’s Keeper verskyn dié boeiende verhaal van twee vroue … en een geheim.

Thu – 23rd Jan 2020

Kom vier die bekendstelling van René van Zyl se jongste samesweringsriller Die Alfadokument in Pretoria (30 Jan)

LAPA Uitgewers en Graffiti Boekwinkel nooi jou uit na die bekendstelling van Die Alfadokument deur René van Zyl. 

‘Some writers have it, and CJ Tudor has it big time’

The Other People, the new novel by CJ Tudor, is out in February from Penguin Random House SA!

A dark and seductive foray into the surreal – Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie

Nudibranch, the new novel by Nigerian British writer Irenosen Okojie, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Little Shop of Found Things by bestselling author Paula Brackston – a page-turning series debut

Paula Brackston, the bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter, returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance guaranteed to enchant in The Little Shop of Found Things, the first book in a new continuing series.

Wed – 22nd Jan 2020

Shirmoney Rhode resenseer Lang pad onnetoe deur Jason Reynolds, vertaal deur Nathan Trantraal

Lees wat sê die skrywer en digter Shirmoney Rhode oor Jason Reynolds se roman Long way down, wat deur die digter Nathan Trantraal na Afrikaans vertaal is.

Tue – 21st Jan 2020

Kristel Loots Eendag is nou

Glo Kristel Loots in ‘love at first sight?’ En hoe lyk haar droomman? Lees haar onderhoud oor Eendag is nou om uit te vind

Kristel het onlangs 10 vrae beantwoord oor haar verhaal van ’n vrou wat moeg raak vir haar lewe en vir haarself ’n plekkie in die son gaan soek.

Join Amy Heydenrych for the launch of her new thriller The Pact at Love Books (5 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of The Pact by Amy Heydenrych.

2020 Time of the Writer Festival – dates and authors announced

The dates and initial line-up for the 2020 Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

The Stuff of Love Songs by Feyisayo Anjorin

Tolu’s lover is a treasure in his heart, so the purity of his feelings flows.

Mon – 20th Jan 2020

Fri – 17th Jan 2020

Don’t miss Phumlani Pikoli’s multidisciplinary exhibition Occupying A Fatuous State of Severity in Joburg (23 Jan)

Multidisciplinary artist and writer Phumlani Pikoli is debuting an exhibition entitled ‘Occupying A Fatuous State of Severity’, based on his book, at TMRW Gallery in Joburg.

‘Daar is soveel organisasies wat mense se goedgelowigheid en onskuld uitbuit’ – Rene van Zyl gesels oor Die Alfadokument

Skrywer en Taalgenoot-redakteur Johan Jack Smith het met René van Zyl gesels oor haar jongste samesweringsriller, Die Alfadokument.

Wed – 15th Jan 2020

Find out more about Deepa Anappara’s Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line – hailed as 2020’s most powerful debut 

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, the debut novel by Deepa Anappara, is out in January from Penguin Random House.

‘Good luck with your murder …’ Read an excerpt from Amy Heydenrych’s twisty new thriller The Pact

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Pact, the new thriller by Amy Heydenrych.

Tue – 14th Jan 2020

What if a prank becomes murder? The Pact by Amy Heydenrych will keep you guessing

Amy Heydenrych’s new book The Pact is out in January 2020 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Reggie and Me – the new novel from James Hendry – the author of the bestselling A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush

“Poignant, hilarious and at times tragic, this is the charming tale of Harmish, a quirky and lovable schoolboy growing up in Joburg during the turbulent 80s and early 90s.” – Justin Fox, author of #TheImpossibleFive

Fri – 10th Jan 2020

Genesis – a medical mystery thriller from the master of the genre, Robin Cook

Bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of using DNA tracking to catch a killer in Genesis, an unforgettable medical thriller.

Footnotes, January 2020: 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 …