Fiction

Tue – 2nd Nov 2021

Video: Leon van Nierop gesels oor sy ‘snoesige whodunnit’ wat afspeel in die bos, Moord op Lake Panic

Johan Allers van Alles Afrikaans het onlangs met Leon van Nierop gesels oor sy jongste roman, Moord op Lake Panic.

Fri – 29th Oct 2021

Find out more about ‘Wole Soyinka’s greatest novel’ – Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People On Earth (PLUS: Listen to an excerpt)

Wole Soyinka, the first Black winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, presents Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth – a tour de force, his first novel in nearly half a century: a savagely satiric, gleefully irreverent, rollicking fictional meditation on how power and greed can corrupt the soul of a nation.

New book alert! Christopher, the debut novel by Nozuko Siyotula, second runner-up in the 2020 Dinaane Award

Christopher by Nozuko Siyotula, second runner-up in the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, is now available for pre-order from Jacana Media.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from The Heron’s Cry – the new novel from Ann Cleeves, creator of Vera and Shetland

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and this exclusive excerpt from The Heron’s Cry – the second novel in Ann Cleeves’s new Two Rivers crime series, following her bestseller The Long Call.

Thu – 28th Oct 2021

Meet award-winning writer Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni, author of Wanda the Brave, for virtual book reading session! (30 Oct)

Award-winning writer Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni will be doing a virtual reading of her children’s book Wanda the Brave!

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Gretchen Haley about her novel The Tearoom (28 Oct)

Penguin Random House and The Cheeky Natives invite you to the virtual launch of The Tearoom by Gretchen Haley.

Wed – 27th Oct 2021

Join David Dison for the launch of his new novel The Good Nigerian at Emoyeni in Joburg (28 Oct)

It’s time to meet in person again, and Jacana Media invites you all to the book launch of The Good Nigerian by David Dison!

Tue – 26th Oct 2021

’n Hart is net atome deur Cecilia Steyn – ’n skreeusnaakse grafiese roman vir jonk en oud

’n Hart is net atome is ’n fantastiese grafiese roman deur geliefde jeugboekskrywer Cecilia Steyn en illustreerder Danielle Albertyn.

Congratulations to Tsitsi Dangarembga on being awarded the 2021 German Peace Prize

‘I’m sure you would have preferred to give up on occasion, Tsitsi, to simply give in to the temptation to just lead a normal, ordinary life. […] But you are far from ordinary.’

Mon – 25th Oct 2021

Na ’n plaas in Afrika deur Irma Joubert is nou ‘n oudioboek! Luister na ’n voorsmaak gelees deur Anton Brink

Irma is beslis die gewildste en mees geliefde skrywer van Afrikaanse historiese fiksie. En nou kan jy na Na ’n plaas in Afrika luister!

Don’t miss the launch of Joanne Joseph’s debut novel Children of Sugarcane (27 Oct)

Join Joanne Joseph for the launch of her new novel Children of Sugarcane at Exclusive Books Hyde Park.

Fri – 22nd Oct 2021

Thu – 21st Oct 2021

WEN nog ’n Irna van Zyl-geskenkpak in Afrikaans of Engels!

Goeie nuus! Jy het die maand nóg ’n kans om met ’n Irna van Zyl-boekpak weg te stap. Skryf in voor 31 Oktober 2021.

Tune in and discover with JBP Pagecast – a new podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Have you ever wondered about what your favourite author does in their free time? How they feel after writing the final page? The inspiration behind leading characters in their stories?

Tue – 19th Oct 2021

Paula Hawkins on how curiosity and her early life in Zimbabwe inform her bestselling novels

Paula Hawkins is the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, and her latest novel, A Slow Fire Burning, is yet another unputdownable thriller. She chats to Lauren Mc Diarmid about curiosity, writing women’s stories and the psychology behind people who do terrible things.

Wen ’n kopie van Die duisend en eerste nag deur François Bloemhof! Neem deel op Facebook voor 22 Oktober

François Bloemhof se jongste roman Die duisend en eerste nag het pas op die rakke beland, en jy kan nou ’n kopie daarvan wen!

The shadows hide a deadly story … Find out more about 1979 – the new book from Val McDermid, the Queen of Crime

1979 – the atmospheric, heart-pounding first novel in a gripping new series by the Queen of Crime Val McDermid.

Fri – 15th Oct 2021

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Never Tell a Lie by Gail Schimmel

From the author of The Accident and Two Months comes the story of a whirlwind friendship – and the dark secrets lurking beneath it.