Fiction

Mon – 10th Feb 2020

Mohale Mashigo wins inaugural Philida Literary Award – ‘It is an incredible honour’

Mohale Mashigo has been announced as the winner of the first annual Philida Literary Award, named in honour of the late author André Brink’s final published novel, Philida.

Fri – 7th Feb 2020

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Genesis, an unforgettable medical thriller by bestselling author Robin Cook

In Genesis, Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of using DNA tracking to catch a killer …

LAPA en Lizz Meiring stel bekend: Soete sonde, ’n versameling stories oor die verleidelikste ding op aarde – sjokolade

In Soete sonde ondersoek bekende skrywers en nuwe stemme die tekstuur van sjokolade in al sy heerlike vorme – van lewensredder tot moordwapen.

New book alert! The Eyes of the Naked, the debut novel by Litha Hermanus

Amid the chaos, he’d fled on foot from the crime scene. He ran under the cover of night, his escape aided by a series of broken street lamps. He’d come away with nothing save the clothes on his back – and now his son.

Thu – 6th Feb 2020

Photo profile: A day in the life of wildlife guide, musician and author James Hendry

Author James Hendry takes us behind the scenes in the bush, where he lives, makes music and writes his books. Hendry’s first …

Cover reveal! Mark Winkler’s forthcoming novel, Due South of Copenhagen

Due South of Copenhagen, the new novel from Mark Winkler, will be out from Umuzi in April! Due South of Copenhagen is …

‘Your birth mother didn’t want you.’ Read an excerpt from Sacrificed, Chanette Paul’s US debut

Catalyst Press has shared an excerpt from Chanette Paul’s novel Sacrificed.

Join Ghanaian author Nana Oforiatta Ayim for the launch of her debut novel The God Child at The Book Lounge, with Mohale Mashigo (14 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim.

Tue – 4th Feb 2020

The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim – a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural and political constraints

The God Child, the debut novel by Ghanaian writer Nana Oforiatta Ayim, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 3rd Feb 2020

Reggie and Me, a James Hendry novel about a young South African who hasn’t learnt the rules

James Hendry – the bestselling author of A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush – has a new novel out from Pan Macmillan this month! 

‘Don’t let yourself be distracted by gender politics’ – BlackBird Books publisher Thabiso Mahlape’s career advice to the new generation of women

Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books, has been profiled by the World of Women Project for the invaluable work she does in book publishing.

Fri – 31st Jan 2020

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow – a novel that will delight Pride and Prejudice fans

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

Mingle with Kuli Roberts and get your copy of her gripping debut novel Siren signed in Sandton (1 Feb)

Join MacAwesomeZA Digital Media in Sandton for a book launch and signing of Siren, the debut novel by television and radio personality Kuli Roberts.

Hier is die 10 finaliste in LAPA se jeugromankompetisie vir 2019

LAPA Uitgewers kan nou met trots die finaliste aankondig vir die 2019 jeugromankompetisie.

Kom kuier saam met Lanie van Reenen in Wellington by die bekendstelling van haar memoir, Net mooi fine (13 Feb)

Penguin Random House SA nooi jou hartlik uit na die bekendstelling van Net mooi fine deur Lanie van Reenen in gesprek met Martie Meiring in Wellington.

Thu – 30th Jan 2020

[Watch] Anneleigh Jacobsen explains how her new thriller Corporation Games came about

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

Read an excerpt from Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay – the author of the wildly successful Dexter series

Read an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay’s new novel Just Watch Me – a new series featuring a mesmerising bad guy we can root for: Riley Wolfe.

Wed – 29th Jan 2020

Die afloerder deur Anel Heydenrych: ’n sielkundige riller so koud en donker as kan kom

Iemand loer vanuit die skadus in Anel Heydenrych se jongste roman, Die afloerder.