Fiction

Fri – 1st Oct 2021

Footnotes, October 2021: 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.

Innocent or guilty, everyone is damaged. Some are damaged enough to kill. Read an extract from A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from A Slow Fire Burning, the propulsive new thriller by Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water.

The Country of Others by Leila Slimani – the first volume of a new trilogy telling the saga of one French family between 1946 and 2016

The award-winning, #1 internationally bestselling new novel by the author of Lullaby, about a woman in an interracial marriage whose fierce desire for autonomy parallels her adopted country’s fight for independence.

Read the first chapter of Over My Dead Body, the new book by international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer has shared an excerpt from his new book Over My Dead Body – an unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal. …

Lees ‘n uittreksel: Die onderwêreld is in rep en roer in Peet Venter se jongste misdaadroman, Een vir een

Is iemand besig om die grootkoppe in georganiseerde misdaad een vir een uit te haal? Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Een vir een deur Peet Venter.

First look! Find out more about Zakes Mda’s new novel Wayfarers’ Hymns

Wayfarers’ Hymns, the highly anticipated new novel from Zakes Mda, will be out from Penguin Random House in October 2021.

Everything you need to know about The Heron’s Cry – the new novel from Ann Cleeves, the creator of Vera and Shetland

The Heron’s Cry is the second novel in the number one Sunday Times bestselling series featuring detective Matthew Venn, from the creator of Vera and Shetland, Ann Cleeves.

Thu – 23rd Sep 2021

‘Maar ’n geruime tyd al hoor hy niks nie. Die musiek, die note dis weg’ – Lees ’n uittreksel uit ’n Liedjie vir Anine deur Elsa Winckler

[Uittreksel] Bekende musiekster, Zander Breedt, se muses het hom verlaat in ’n Liedjie vir Anine deur Elsa Winckler.

Read an extract from Snow Country, the spectacular, sweeping new novel from internationally acclaimed author Sebastian Faulks

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Snow Country, the epic new love story from master storyteller Sebastian Faulks, and his most powerful novel since Birdsong.

Wed – 22nd Sep 2021

New book alert! Jeffrey Archer’s Over My Dead Body (Pre-order now!)

Over My Dead Body is an unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer – a rollercoaster thriller which takes detective William Warwick to the cold case unit, where he chases someone who thinks they’ve got away with murder.

Tue – 21st Sep 2021

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Moenie die bekendstelling van Op ’n mooi dag deur Irna van Zyl mis nie! (30 Sep)

Kom kuier saam met Irna van Zyl by die aanlynbekendstelling van haar jongste roman, Op ’n mooi dag.

Video: Sophia Kapp en Elize Davies wen AKTV-Woordveertjies 2021

Veels geluk aan Sophia Kapp en Elize Davies, wenners van die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2021 vir romanses en liefdesverhale.

Buy the new Deon Meyer novel and stand a chance to win a luxury weekend for two in the Cape Winelands!

Jonathan Ball Publishers is hosting a competition to celebrate the launch of Deon Meyer’s new novel The Dark Flood!

Mon – 20th Sep 2021

Kom vier die bekendstelling van Moord op Lake Panic deur Leon van Nierop op Kaapsehoop, Mpumalanga (25 Sep)

Kom kuier saam met Leon van Nierop en Alita Steenkamp by die bekendstelling van sy jongste roman, Moord op Lake Panic.

Nathan Trantraal wen die 2021 UJ Literêre Prys vir die Vertaling van Jeugtekste vir Lang pad onnetoe

Baie geluk aan Nathan Trantraal wat die 2021 UJ Literêre Prys vir die Vertaling van Jeugtekste gewen het vir sy vertaling van Long way down deur Jason Reynolds as Lang pad onnetoe.

Fri – 17th Sep 2021

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Moord op Lake Panic deur Leon van Nierop – ’n who-dunnit wat naelbytspanning belowe (Plus: Video)

Uittreksel: Ontmoet Beer Henning, die speurder wat agter die kap van die mes moet kom in Moord op Lake Panic deur Leon van Nierop.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Shelley Parker-Chan’s historical fantasy She Who Became the Sun

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and this excerpt from She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan – a glorious tale of love, loss, betrayal and triumph by a powerful new voice.

Thu – 16th Sep 2021

Miskien moet ’n mens liewer nie te diep delf nie. Een vir een deur Peet Venter is nou beskikbaar!

Die moord op taxibaas Baloyi en die Rus Slović het die onderwêreld in rep en roer in Peet Venter se jongste misdaadroman, Een vir een.

Marguerite Poland wins 2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Award for Fiction

Doyenne of the South African literary landscape Marguerite Poland was awarded the 2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Award for Fiction for her historical novel A Sin of Omission.

Wed – 15th Sep 2021

Chanette Paul skryf oor die opwinding, chroniese kommer en permanente paniek van skryf in The Penguin Post

Om te begin skryf aan iets nuut is soos om alleen in ’n ouditorium te sit, sê Chanette Paul.