Fiction

Tue – 23rd Apr 2024

Philosophical, erudite and sexy: God’s Pocket by Sven Axelrad will haunt you long after you’ve finished the last page

God’s Pocket, the second novel from Sven Axelrad, is out in May from Penguin Random House SA!

Wed – 17th Apr 2024

Win 1 of 3 signed bundles of the Tannie Maria mystery series by Sally Andrew!

Penguin Random House SA and Umuzi are giving away three signed bundles of the Tannie Maria mystery series by Sally Andrew.

Tue – 16th Apr 2024

Read an excerpt from My Favourite Mistake – the hilarious, heartwarming new novel from global bestselling author Marian Keyes

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Marian Keyes’s new novel My Favourite Mistake!

Fri – 12th Apr 2024

Until August – the extraordinary rediscovered novel from Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Until August by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Anne McLean, is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Mon – 8th Apr 2024

The Three-Body Problem – read the book behind the hit TV series

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Maktub by Paulo Coelho – timeless stories of reflection and rediscovery

Maktub by Paulo Coelho – an essential companion to the inspirational classic The Alchemist – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers! …

Tue – 12th Mar 2024

New book alert! My Friends, a luminous novel of friendship, family, and the unthinkable realities of exile by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hisham Matar

My Friends, the new novel by the Booker-shortlisted, Pulitzer prize-winning author Hisham Matar, is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Mon – 11th Mar 2024

Read an excerpt from Elly Conway’s deathly rollercoaster ride of a thriller, Argylle

Penguin Random House SA has shared an extract from Argylle by Elly Conway!

Fri – 8th Mar 2024

Read an excerpt from The Ghost Orchid – the new book from bestselling master of suspense Jonathan Kellerman

Penguin Random House SA has shared an extract from The Ghost Orchid – the new Alex Delaware novel from Jonathan Kellerman!

Thu – 7th Mar 2024

The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Listen to Verushka Louw’s chat with Nadine Aisha Jassat about her novel, The Stories Grandma Forgot

This week on Pagecast, Verushka Louw interviews acclaimed poet Nadine Aisha Jassat about her verse novel for children, The Stories Grandma Forgot (and How I Found Them).

Tue – 5th Mar 2024

‘Great fiction, of any type, is always about mystery and surprise’ – In conversation with Jonathan Kellerman

It’s Jonathan Kellerman’s curiosity that drives the exploration of human behaviour in his novels.

Join Jo Watson at the Joburg launch of her new novel Love at First Flight (7 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Love at First Flight by Jo Watson!

Fri – 23rd Feb 2024

Footnotes, February 2024: 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. …

‘It isn’t always advisable to write things which are better left unsaid’ – Five minutes with CA Davids

How to Be a Revolutionary was recently awarded the 2023 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. The Penguin Post asked the author, CA Davids, some questions on her novel and the win.

Thu – 22nd Feb 2024

[Watch] Bestselling phenomenon Marian Keyes introduces her new novel, My Favourite Mistake

My Favourite Mistake, the hilarious, heartwarming new novel from global bestseller Marian Keyes, will be out in April from Penguin Random House SA!

Wed – 21st Feb 2024

Join Jo Watson at the Cape Town launch of her new novel Love at First Flight (27 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Love at First Flight by Jo Watson!

We Solve Murders – the first book in a brand new series by Richard Osman!

Get ready for a brand-new series from Richard Osman, the bestselling author of The Thursday Murder Club! 

Tue – 20th Feb 2024

‘As it turns out, I have the charisma of a potato …’ Read an excerpt from Amy Lea’s new romantic comedy The Catch

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Amy Lea’s spicy, swoonworthy rom-com, The Catch!

Don’t miss the Sarah J Maas Gathering at Bargain Books Cape Gate (22 Feb)

Calling all South African Sarah J Maas fans! The Throne of Glass is heading on tour.

Mon – 19th Feb 2024

To shock and surprise – Alex Michaelides chats about his gripping new psychological thriller The Fury

Lauren Mc Diarmid chatted to Alex Michaelides about how he goes about crafting these twists and turns, and the creative process behind his new thriller, The Fury.