Fiction

Wed – 6th Feb 2019

Join Carol Campbell in Durban for the launch of her latest novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear (5 March)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books Gateway invite you to the launch of The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear by award-winning author Carol Campbell.

Cover reveal: Gail Schimmel is back with her much-anticipated fourth novel, The Accident

Check out the cover for Gail Schimmel’s new novel The Accident – out in March 2019 from Pan Macmillan!

Mon – 4th Feb 2019

Read an excerpt from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s extraordinary, bestselling debut, Friday Black

Friday Black is a piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.

Fri – 1st Feb 2019

‘One of the year’s most powerful debuts’ – Find Me Gone by Sarah Meuleman

Find Me Gone by Sarah Meuleman – a haunting, whip-smart debut novel about second chances and the lengths one young woman will go to keep her dark secrets sealed in the past.

Cover reveal! Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

Penguin Random House is excited to share the cover for Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments.

Thu – 31st Jan 2019

A life well lived, extremely elegantly told – Vintage Love and Other Essays by Jolyon Nuttall

Vintage Love and Other Essays by Jolyon Nuttall is out now from Jacana Media.

One of the most anticipated books of 2019 – The Au Pair, the debut novel from Emma Rous

Emma Rous’s debut novel The Au Pair – a tautly plotted mystery of dark family secrets, out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Wed – 30th Jan 2019

Read an excerpt from EL James’s new novel The Mister – a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire

Life has been easy for Maxim, but when tragedy strikes, he inherits his family’s nobility, wealth and estates, and a role he is not ready for. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an enigmatic young woman, Alessia, who’s just arrived in England. Read on for an extract from The Mister, the new novel by author EL James.

Career Limiting Moves: Ghetto Tuition. Corporate Ambition.

The story of a young ‘coloured’ man from Mitchell’s Plain who dreams of becoming a CEO or big Exec.

An Anonymous Girl – a mind-blowing thriller of betrayal, obsession and dangerous truths

In stores this February, An Anonymous Girl is an electrifying psychological thriller about doubt, passion and deadly obsession …

Join Eva Mazza for the launch of her debut novel Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch at Love Books

MFBooks Joburg and Eva Mazza invite you to the launch of the sizzling Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, a novel that peeks into the lives of the privileged men and women of the winelands. 

New book alert! Manchester Happened – a new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, author of Kintu

Manchester Happened is the masterful new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

Tue – 29th Jan 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Ivan Vladislavic’s new novel The Distance at Love Books (20 Feb)

Umuzi and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Distance, the latest novel from Ivan Vladislavić.

Join Ivan Vladislavic at The Book Lounge for the launch of his new novel The Distance (12 Feb)

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Distance, the latest novel from Ivan Vladislavić.

First look at Ivan Vladislavic’s new novel The Distance – an intricate puzzle of a book

The Distance – the highly anticipated new novel from Ivan Vladislavić – will be out from Umuzi on 6 February 2019.

Mon – 28th Jan 2019

‘Among themselves, doves fight as often as hawks’ – Read an excerpt from Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Read an excerpt from the novel everyone is talking about – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 25th Jan 2019

Save the date for the Joburg and Stellenbosch launches of Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch by Eva Mazza

Don’t miss the launches of Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, the debut novel from Eva Mazza – a sexy, fast-paced page-turner written with wry humour and finesse.

New EL James novel The Mister coming in April 2019!

EL James is to publish her first new novel following the blockbuster global phenomenon and no. 1 worldwide bestselling series Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Ekow Duker’s powerful, poignant novel The God Who Made Mistakes

Staying in this evening? Settle in with some popcorn and this extended excerpt from The God Who Made Mistakes by Ekow Duker.