Fiction

Mon – 11th Nov 2019

Don’t miss a Cuban evening at The Royale in Craighall Park to celebrate Marita van der Vyver’s new novel, Borderline (12 Nov)

Join Penguin Random House for a Cuban evening inspired by Marita van der Vyver’s brand new novel, Borderline.

New book alert! Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay – one of the finest thriller writers in the world at the very top of his game

Number 1 bestseller Linwood Barclay returns with Elevator Pitch – a heart-stopping thriller that will do for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach …

New anthology to celebrate 20 years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize for African Writing has released a special edition anthology, celebrating the literary talent of 20 excellent African short stories since its inception in 2000.

New book alert! The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – a ‘companion’ novel to Kintu

A ‘magnificent’ new novel by award-winning Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has been announced!

Fri – 8th Nov 2019

As if Born to You

You are invited to the launch of Susan Newham-Blake’s moving novel As if Born to You at Exclusive Books Rosebank (12 Nov)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of As if Born to You by Susan Newham-Blake.

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Deon Meyer’s new novel The Last Hunt

Hodder Books has shared an excerpt from The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Thu – 7th Nov 2019

The Institute – Stephen King’s scariest novel yet

Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, Stephen King’s The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.

What happens when the spirit world clashes with corporate greed? Corporation Games – a new fictional corporate thriller by Anneleigh Jacobsen

Corporation Games by Anneleigh Jacobsen – a fictional corporate thriller based on a number of real-life financial scandals that have rocked South Africa.

Wed – 6th Nov 2019

Missing Person – the unputdownable new thriller from Sarah Lotz, the author of The Three

From acclaimed thriller writer Sarah Lotz, hailed by Stephen King as ‘vastly entertaining’, Missing Person – a new novel about a group of amateur detectives infiltrated by the sadistic killer whose crimes they’re investigating.

Don’t miss the launch of a new edition of Jo-Anne Richards’s bestselling book The Innocence of Roast Chicken (7 Nov)

Join Jo-Anne Richards at Exclusive Books for a celebration of the new edition of her bestselling book The Innocence of Roast Chicken.

Tue – 5th Nov 2019

Join Deon Meyer for the launch of his thrilling new Benny Griessel novel The Last Hunt in Cape Town (12 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the Cape Town launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Mon – 4th Nov 2019

Win a SIGNED copy of Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize-winning new novel The Testaments!

Penguin Random House is giving away a series of books signed by their authors – exclusive to The Reading List readers!

Fri – 1st Nov 2019

Announcing the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award longlist – unearthing new southern African writers

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the longlisted finalists for the 2019/20 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!

Join Deon Meyer for the launch of his thrilling new Benny Griessel novel The Last Hunt in Joburg (14 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Jack Reacher is back in Blue Moon – a brand new white-knuckle read from Lee Child

Once in a blue moon, things turn out just right: the new Jack Reacher, the thriller hero we can’t get enough of.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Jo-Ann Richards’s South African classic The Innocence of Roast Chicken – painful, evocative, beautifully drawn and utterly absorbing

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a cup of hot …

Thu – 31st Oct 2019

Read an excerpt from If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais, author of the beloved novel Hum If You Don’t Know the Words

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from If You Want to Make God Laugh, the new novel from Bianca Marais.

Wed – 30th Oct 2019

Shortlist announced for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships. The scholarships are open to anyone writing in …

Tue – 29th Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Marita van der Vyver’s new novel, Borderline, at The Book Lounge (6 Nov)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Borderline, the new novel by Marita van der Vyver.

The Dutch House – a masterpiece from award-winning, international bestselling author Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett’s unforgettably powerful new novel The Dutch House – a story of love, family, sacrifice and the power of place.