Fiction

Fri – 22nd Oct 2021

Thu – 21st Oct 2021

WEN nog ’n Irna van Zyl-geskenkpak in Afrikaans of Engels!

Goeie nuus! Jy het die maand nóg ’n kans om met ’n Irna van Zyl-boekpak weg te stap. Skryf in voor 31 Oktober 2021.

Tune in and discover with JBP Pagecast – a new podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Have you ever wondered about what your favourite author does in their free time? How they feel after writing the final page? The inspiration behind leading characters in their stories?

Tue – 19th Oct 2021

Paula Hawkins on how curiosity and her early life in Zimbabwe inform her bestselling novels

Paula Hawkins is the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, and her latest novel, A Slow Fire Burning, is yet another unputdownable thriller. She chats to Lauren Mc Diarmid about curiosity, writing women’s stories and the psychology behind people who do terrible things.

Wen ’n kopie van Die duisend en eerste nag deur François Bloemhof! Neem deel op Facebook voor 22 Oktober

François Bloemhof se jongste roman Die duisend en eerste nag het pas op die rakke beland, en jy kan nou ’n kopie daarvan wen!

The shadows hide a deadly story … Find out more about 1979 – the new book from Val McDermid, the Queen of Crime

1979 – the atmospheric, heart-pounding first novel in a gripping new series by the Queen of Crime Val McDermid.

Fri – 15th Oct 2021

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Never Tell a Lie by Gail Schimmel

From the author of The Accident and Two Months comes the story of a whirlwind friendship – and the dark secrets lurking beneath it.

Thu – 14th Oct 2021

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Charlotte Bauer’s How to Get Over Being Young: A Rough Guide to Midlife (20 Oct)

Penguin Random House, The Reading List and Love Books invite you to the virtual launch of How to Get Over Being Young: A Rough Guide to Midlife by Charlotte Bauer.

Non-advice to aspiring writers, from Damon Galgut

‘Let me start my advice to aspiring writers by saying that my advice won’t help you.’ Well, at least novelist Damon Galgut is honest.

Playlist: The Lost Language of the Soul by Mandla Langa

Mandla Langa has shared a music playlist to accompany his latest novel, The Lost Language of the Soul.

Tue – 12th Oct 2021

Vergeet van veilige storiegrense – Die duisend en eerste nag deur François Bloemhof is nou beskikbaar!

Nou beskikbaar by LAPA! Die duisend en eerste nag deur François Bloemhof is ’n unieke lees-luister-en-kyk-ervaring.

Thu – 7th Oct 2021

Video: ‘Ek wou vir Marilyn ’n tweede kans gee’ – Chanette Paul gesels oor die opvolgverhaal van haar Vywervrou-trilogie

LAPA Uitgewers het onlangs ’n kort video op Facebook gedeel waarin Chanette Paul gesels oor haar jongste roman, Marilyn.

‘Famo was the music I grew up listening to’ – Zakes Mda chats about his new novel Wayfarers’ Hymns

Zakes Mda’s new book, Wayfarers’ Hymns, is set in the fascinating world of famo music. He chatted to Lauren Mc Diarmid about the novel, his years living in Lesotho and stories that demand to be told.

2021 SA Book Awards winners announced – Refiloe Moahloli’s How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? takes top prize

The winners of the 2021 SA Book Awards were announced on Wednesday, 6 October, during a virtual ceremony.

Wed – 6th Oct 2021

New book alert! The Discovery of Love – a new collection of short stories from Nthikeng Mohlele

Nthikeng Mohlele’s new collection of short stories, The Discovery of Love, will be out from Jacana Media in October 2021.

Tue – 5th Oct 2021

‘Om stories elders te plaas, maak wyer tematiese velde oop’ – SJ Naudé gesels oor Dol heuning, kuns, taal en queerwees

Francois Lion-Cachet gesels met SJ Naudé oor sy jongste bundel kortverhale, Dol heuning, queerwees, kuns, Suid-Afrika en die straightjacket waarin Afrikaans haar tans bevind.

Die liefde blom soos madeliefies in Namakwaland in vier nuwe Romanzas!

Nuut by LAPA – vier nuwe Romanzas deur Didi Potgieter, Elsa Winckler, Lizelle von Wielligh en Nellie Alberts.

New book alert! Hauntings – a collection of stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

This Halloween, be prepared to be spooked by the upcoming, future bestselling, anthology Hauntings!

Mon – 4th Oct 2021

Donate to help a brilliant writer Terry-Ann Adams buy a telescope to assist her near-sightedness

Terry-Ann Adams, author of the truly brilliant Those Who Live in Cages, is crowdfunding to buy a telescope that will assist her in her near-sightedness.