Fiction

Wed – 14th Oct 2020

Hoe lank na ’n geliefde se dood mag mens weer begin leef? Vind uit in Om weer te droom deur Elsa Winckler

Nagmerries word soms mooi drome … Om weer te droom deur Elsa Winckler is nou beskikbaar by jou naaste boekwinkel.

Wen 1 van 3 kopieë van Die heelal op my tong deur Anoeschka von Meck, skrywer van Vaselinetjie (31 Okt)

Anoeschka von Meck se jongste roman, Die heelal op my tong, het pas op die rakke verskyn en nou kan drie gelukkige lesers elk ‘n kopie daarvan wen.

Watch the tantalising book trailer for Angela Makholwa’s forthcoming novel Critical But Stable

Critical But Stable, the new novel from bestselling author Angela Makholwa, is out from Pan Macmillan in November 2020!

Listen to an excerpt from Susanna Clarke’s new novel Piranesi, read by Chiwetel Ejiofor

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from the audiobook of Piranesi – the new novel from Susanna Clarke, the bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Tue – 13th Oct 2020

NUUT: Swartslang – Thomas Deacon

Die lewe spoeg vir Bohato bitterwater. Vir hom, wat met die vlies om sy kop gebore word, geskied daar nie geregtigheid nie.

Ontvoerings, partytjies, en ’n seksles in Hong Kong – Anoeschka von Meck is terug met Die heelal op my tong

Anoeschka von Meck, skrywer van die wegholsukses Vaselinetjie waarvan daar ook ’n rolprentweergawe is, se jongste roman Die heelal op my tong is nou beskikbaar!

Droomvanger deur Chanette Paul: ’n Angswekkende roman wat jou tone sal laat krul van vrees

Nuut by LAPA: Droomvanger deur Chanette Paul, ‘n herskryf van Wip van die droomvanger wat in 1990 verskyn het.

Afrish by Verenia Keet

Afrish is about race and identity, haves and have-nots, and spans two decades leading into South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.

One Week in the Life of a Hypocrite by Feyisayo Anjorin

One week in the life of Bosun and Titi, lovers longing for the approach of their wedding day, caught in the complicated web of secrets and the demands of trust.

Die Boek van Twee Weë (The Book of Two Ways) deur Jodi Picoult is nou in Afrikaans beskikbaar!

Afrikaanse aanhangers van Jodi Picoult kan nou uitsien na Die Boek van Twee Weë, die vertaling van haar jongste roman The Book of Two Ways wat in September vanjaar wêreldwyd verskyn het!

The 2019 Short Story Day Africa Prize longlist has been announced

Short Story Day Africa has announced the longlist for their seventh annual prize.

Mon – 12th Oct 2020

Lees weer Sy fosforvrou en Blou diamant vir ’n ysprinses in Romanza Nostalgie: Rosita Oberholster

Romanza Nostalgie: Lees twee van Rosita Oberholster se eerste Romanza-verhale, Sy fosforvrou en Blou diamant vir ’n ysprinses, in hierdie spesiale versamelstuk-uitgawe.

Video: Peter Hain’s The Rhino Conspiracy tells a tale of brave activists who expose state-sponsored corruption and poaching in SA

Video: Peter Hain talks about his new novel The Rhino Conspiracy – an epic tale of corruption, collusion and courage set in contemporary South Africa.

New book alert! Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max – a delightful and educational picture book for young readers interested in space travel

Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max is out now from Jacana Media, in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu!

Watch Ken Follett in conversation with Jenny Crwys-Williams about his new novel The Evening and the Morning, the epic prequel to The Pillars of the Earth

Pan Macmillan has shared a video conversation featuring international bestselling author Ken Follett and South African media personality Jenny Crwys-Williams!

Fri – 2nd Oct 2020

Footnotes, October 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. …

20th Anniversary SA Book Awards winners announced during virtual ceremony – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah wins grand prize

South African booksellers have voted and the overall winner of the 2020 SA Book Awards is Trevor Noah for the child adaptation of Born a Crime, published by Pan Macmillan SA.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from A Family Affair, the new novel from bestselling author Sue Nyathi

Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and an excerpt from bestselling author Sue Nyathi’s new novel A Family Affair! 

Wed – 30th Sep 2020

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Plek van poue deur Henriëtte Linde-Loubser (Plus: Kyk na die aanlynbekendstelling op Facebook)

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Plek van poue deur Henriëtte Linde-Loubser, ’n gotiese roman in die tradisie van Victoria Holt, en kyk na die aanlynbekendstelling op Facebook.

Read an excerpt from The Kingdom – Jo Nesbo’s dark, gripping new standalone thriller

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Kingdom, the gripping new standalone thriller from multi-million copy bestseller Jo Nesbo!