Fiction

Tue – 31st May 2022

Andrew Brown on writing and creating real experiences

It’s impossible to develop a character with depth and vulnerability without drawing on your own experiences, thoughts and, yes, moods, says Andrew Brown, of his serial character, Captain Eberard Februarie.

Mon – 30th May 2022

Five minutes with Onke Mazibuko, author of the debut novel The Second Verse

Read an interview with Onke Mazibuko about his debut novel The Second Verse, out now from Penguin Random House.

Kyk! Bibi Slippers lees een van haar gedigte voor uit Mixtape van die liefde, saamgestel deur Antjie Krog

‘Ek’s die tipe vrou wat slegs met een hand aan die stuur vashou’ – Bibi Slippers, Mixtape van die liefde

Fri – 27th May 2022

Moenie die bekendstelling van Om beter te kan moor deur Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels in Pretoria misloop nie! (11 Jun)

Penguin Random House SA en The Book Keeper Shop nooi jou na die bekendstelling van Om beter te kan moor deur Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels in gesprek met Ilse Salzwedel!

Cover reveal! Find out more about Stephen King’s spellbinding new book Fairy Tale – out in September 2022

Jonathan Ball Publishers is delighted to reveal the bewitching cover for Fairy Tale, the spellbinding new novel from Stephen King, coming out in September this year.

Thu – 26th May 2022

‘Een kunstenaar in die familie is meer as genoeg, dankie’: Bloedbande-outeur Jeanette Stals beantwoord vier vinnige vrae

In die blitsonderhoud gesels Jeanette Stals oor die boeke, mense en dinge wat haar inspireer.

Wed – 25th May 2022

Gebaseer op ’n ware verhaal: Kom vier die bekendstelling van Toe als groen was deur An-Mari do Carmo in Klerksdorp! (4 Jun)

LAPA Uitgewers nooi jou graag uit na die boekbekendstelling van Toe als groen was deur An-Mari do Carmo – die aangrypende verhaal van ’n jong meisie wat uit ’n kultus ontsnap.

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris – an extraordinary novel of life after slavery

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris – an Obama Summer Reading Choice and New York Times Best Seller!

The Unburnable Book: Margaret Atwood aims a flamethrower at an ‘unburnable’ edition of The Handmaid’s Tale to protest book banning

Margaret Atwood has produced a special fireproof edition of her classic, and often banned, novel The Handmaid’s Tale, to protest the banning of books in America and around the world.

Tue – 24th May 2022

‘Toe val die jong soldaat’: Lees ’n aangrypende uittreksel uit Tenk deur Pieter Stoffberg

Penguin Random House SA het ’n boeiende uittreksel gedeel uit Tenk deur Pieter Stoffberg – ’n klinkende stuk historiese fiksie wat lig werp op een van die grootste veldslae met Suid-Afrikaanse tenks in Angola.

Listen to an excerpt from Sarah Lotz’s new novel Impossible – a story with more twists than most

Listen to an excerpt from Impossible by Sarah Lotz – with a twist you won’t see coming, this is the bestseller that everyone’s talking about in 2022!

Join David Dison for a discussion of his new novel The Good Nigeran in Joburg (24 May)

Jacana Media and the Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre invite you to the launch of David Dison’s latest novel, The Good Nigerian.

Mon – 23rd May 2022

‘The round slid smoothly into the chamber of his Kalashnikov’ – Read an excerpt from The Heist Men by Andrew Brown

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Andrew Brown’s new novel The Heist Men!

Skud af die koue en verslind vier nuwe liefdesverhale, nou beskikbaar by LAPA Uitgewers!

Nuut by LAPA! Vier nuwe liefdesverhale deur René van Zyl, Kristel Loots, Dina Botha en Corné van Rooyen.

Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation: Don’t miss Terry-Ann Adams and Niq Mhlongo talking short story writing with Rehana Rossouw (23 May)

What can you do to catch a glimpse of a life, feel the distilled prose and watch the speed of light, all in one sitting?

By reading a short story.

Fri – 20th May 2022

The book with the IMPOSSIBLE twist – read it to believe it …

Impossible by Sarah Lotz – with a twist you won’t see coming, discover the bestseller and acclaimed love story that everyone’s talking about in 2022!

A Bend in the River: 50% off two uncommonly beautiful stories, courtesy of Jacana Media

When not working on environmental matters, author Vernon RL Head is either designing buildings or travelling the world looking for rare birds. …

‘Só kyk die leessnobs op hul neuse’ skryf Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels in The Penguin Post

Is misdaadfiksie ‘kuns’? Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels besin.

Footnotes, May 2022: 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.

Thu – 19th May 2022

Nuut: Mixtape van die liefde, saamgestel deur Antjie Krog, met gedigte deur Nathan Trantraal, Ronelda S Kamfer en nog!

Mixtape van die liefde is nou beskikbaar as e-boek by LAPA Uitgewers en tref ook binnekort die rakke!