International

Fri – 15th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the launch of North by Frank Owen, the pen name of Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer (19 Feb)

Penguin Random House and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of North by Frank Owen, the pen name of Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer.

New Wilbur Smith novel announced! King of Kings – an epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war

King of Kings brings together two of Wilbur Smith’s greatest families in the sequel to Triumph of the Sun.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from An Anonymous Girl – an electrifying psychological thriller

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money and leave.

Thu – 14th Feb 2019

The Stress Code: From Surviving to Thriving by Richard Sutton – a scientific model for stress resilience

Supported by extensive scientific research, Richard Sutton’s new book The Stress Code offers practical tools and skills to buffer the adverse effects of stress and enhance functionality and health.

Wed – 13th Feb 2019

Think out of the box this Valentine’s Day and surprise your sweetheart with the hilarious new anthology Love Poems for Married People

Written with brilliant wit, sharp observation and a big dose of reality, Love Poems for Married People takes the poetic form, turns it upside down and leaves it in the dishwasher to dry.

Scrublands by Chris Hammer – a compulsive thriller that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page

In Riversend, an isolated rural community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest does the unthinkable, killing five parishioners before being taken down himself.

Tue – 12th Feb 2019

‘We have no photographs of our early days’ – Read an excerpt from Emma Rous’s gripping debut novel, The Au Pair

Read an excerpt from Emma Rous’s debut novel The Au Pair – one of the most anticipated books of 2019!

Squirm by Carl Hiaasen – a wildly entertaining novel celebrating the great outdoors and involving snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, and a menacing drone!

Squirm is a funny, wildly entertaining adventure about the great outdoors and protecting the environment, from bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, author of the modern classic Hoot.

Everyone is Present events in Johannesburg, London and New York

If you missed Terry Kurgan’s packed book launches in Johannesburg, here’s one more chance to catch her.

Mon – 11th Feb 2019

Mentors, the new book by Russell Brand – Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself?

Russell Brand has a new book coming in March! In Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped, he shares the stories of the significant people who have had a positive impact on his life.

Fri – 8th Feb 2019

The Binding is an unforgettable, magical novel: a boundary-defying love story and a unique literary event

Imagine you could erase your grief.
Imagine you could forget your pain.
Imagine you could hide a secret.
Forever.

Thu – 7th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Dead of Night, the new book by bestselling, award-winning author Michael Stanley (13 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Michael Stanley’s latest novel, Dead of Night.

Wed – 6th Feb 2019

Dead of Night, the stunning new thriller by Michael Stanley, author of the award-winning Detective Kubu series

When freelance journalist Crystal Nguyen heads to South Africa, she thinks she’ll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, but within a week she’s been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection with a murder.

Mon – 4th Feb 2019

Read an excerpt from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s extraordinary, bestselling debut, Friday Black

Friday Black is a piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.

Fri – 1st Feb 2019

‘One of the year’s most powerful debuts’ – Find Me Gone by Sarah Meuleman

Find Me Gone by Sarah Meuleman – a haunting, whip-smart debut novel about second chances and the lengths one young woman will go to keep her dark secrets sealed in the past.

Cover reveal! Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

Penguin Random House is excited to share the cover for Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments.

Thu – 31st Jan 2019

One of the most anticipated books of 2019 – The Au Pair, the debut novel from Emma Rous

Emma Rous’s debut novel The Au Pair – a tautly plotted mystery of dark family secrets, out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Develop a more trusting, healthy relationship with food and your body with Just Eat It by Laura Thomas

Just Eat It by Laura Thomas isn’t just a book, it’s a straight-talking guide for everything you need to develop a more trusting, healthy relationship with food and your body.

Wed – 30th Jan 2019

Read an excerpt from EL James’s new novel The Mister – a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire

Life has been easy for Maxim, but when tragedy strikes, he inherits his family’s nobility, wealth and estates, and a role he is not ready for. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an enigmatic young woman, Alessia, who’s just arrived in England. Read on for an extract from The Mister, the new novel by author EL James.

An Anonymous Girl – a mind-blowing thriller of betrayal, obsession and dangerous truths

In stores this February, An Anonymous Girl is an electrifying psychological thriller about doubt, passion and deadly obsession …