Thu – 2nd Mar 2023

Read an excerpt from The Cloisters by Katy Hays – a gripping debut that will keep you on the edge of your seat

Penguin Random House has shared an extract from The Cloisters, the sinister, atmospheric new novel by Katy Hays.

Wed – 1st Mar 2023

[Watch] Jojo Moyes introduces her funny, moving and heartfelt new novel, Someone Else’s Shoes

Someone Else’s Shoes is the brand-new novel from Jojo Moyes, the international bestselling phenomenon and author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars.

Tue – 28th Feb 2023

The new episode of Pagecast is out now! Nicola Bruns chats to Bobby Palmer about his magical debut novel Isaac and the Egg

In this week’s episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, co-producer Nicola Bruns chats to Bobby Palmer about his book Isaac and the Egg.

Mon – 27th Feb 2023

The Jacana People’s Online Book Sale is now live – 50% off all books! (27-28 Feb)

The Jacana People’s Online Book Sale is happening now!

Don’t miss the launch of What the Moon Gave Her by Christi Steyn in Cape Town (8 Mar)

Join Christi Steyn in Cape Town for the launch of her debut poetry collection What the Moon Gave Her! What the Moon …

Fri – 24th Feb 2023

Footnotes, February 2023: 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. …

Tue – 14th Feb 2023

‘It’s about how large-scale international events penetrate the lives of ordinary individuals’ – Ian McEwan chats about his new novel Lessons

Epic, mesmerising and deeply humane, Lessons, the new novel from Ian McEwan, is a chronicle for our times – a powerful meditation on history and humanity through the prism of one ordinary man.

Three women. Five centuries. One secret. Listen to an excerpt from Emilia Hart’s Weyward, one of the biggest debuts of 2023

Listen to an excerpt from Weyward, Emilia Hart’s enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world.

Mon – 13th Feb 2023

New book alert! A Spell of Good Things by Ayobami Adebayo – a dazzling story of romantic obsession and political corruption

A Spell of Good Things, the highly anticipated second novel from Ayobami Adebayo, will be out in March from Penguin Random House!

Fri – 10th Feb 2023

Gaan Libbi de Lange die keer haar tribe vind? Lees ’n uittreksel uit Kristel Loots se jongste roman, Die lang papawer

‘Natuurlik het Libbi de Lange – die langste meisie in die kontrei – nie self haar naam gekies nie …’ Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die lang papawer deur Kristel Loots!

‘What are you searching for, Michael? What have you lost?’ Read an extract from David Viviers’s debut novel Mirage

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Mirage, the debut novel by David Viviers.

Thu – 9th Feb 2023

‘They circled the body in the snow’ – Read an extract from The Drift, the chilling new mystery by CJ Tudor

Three ordinary people risk everything for a chance at redemption in this audacious, utterly gripping novel of catastrophe and survival at the end of the world, from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man.

Wed – 8th Feb 2023

Don’t miss debut author David Ralph Viviers and Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut in conversation at The Book Lounge (2 Mar)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Mirage by David Ralph Viviers.

Tue – 7th Feb 2023

An epic tale with a message for us all: our power is fleeting, but our stories last forever. This is Salman Rushdie at his best.

Salman Rushdie’s triumphant return to literature, Victory City, is out now from Penguin Random House!

Thu – 2nd Feb 2023

Johannesburg City: The Last Dawn

This action thriller follows the story of a detective who forms an unlikely alliance with a rookie detective to bring down an evil billionaire businesswoman who plans to take over the city.

Wed – 1st Feb 2023

Join Penny Haw for the launch of her new novel The Invincible Miss Cust in Cape Town (8 Feb)

Cape Town! Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Invincible Miss Cust by Penny Haw.

Calling all book loving families! Apply to join the JBP Kids Book Club and receive free books every month

Jonathan Ball Publishers is looking for 25 children or families who love reading to join the JBP Kids Book Club!

Mon – 30th Jan 2023

‘Ian is ’n liefdevolle pa’ … net jammer hy het twee families: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Uit die donker deur Santie van der Merwe

LAPA Uitgewers het ’n uittreksel gedeel uit Uit die donker deur Santie van der Merwe: Ian Strydom het twee gesinne … en ’n groot besluit wat hy nie meer kan uitstel nie.

Fri – 27th Jan 2023

‘Welkom in die Kom, hartlam’: Lees die eerste hoofstuk van Hans du Plessis se nuutste boek, Inkommers

Inkommers deur Hans du Plesis is ’n eietydse verhaal, ’n kroniek van die Afrikaners – die familie, nie die volk nie – wat al van die Groot Trek se dae af wydsbeen oor die vuil Vaal in die Vredefortkoepel boer.