Fri – 3rd Apr 2020

Entertain and educate children during the school closures with Science, Scribbles and Stories – videos presented by Konnie Huq

Entertain and educate children during the school closures with Science, Scribbles and Stories presented by Konnie Huq

Thu – 2nd Apr 2020

Don’t miss Meera Senthilingam, author of Outbreaks and Epidemics, taking part in Blackwell’s virtual book festival

Blackwell’s Books, a UK-based bookshop, has been hosting a range of fabulous author events this week.

Tue – 31st Mar 2020

Jonathan Ball Publishers buys Icon Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers, a division of South African media group Media24, has acquired Icon Books Ltd for an undisclosed sum and will take management control on 1 April.

Mon – 30th Mar 2020

Are you new to reading ebooks? Here’s a South African guide from Penguin Random House

Looking for something great to read during this lockdown period? Browse Penguin Random House’s ebooks from the comfort of your phone.

Presenting Abi Daré’s debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice – ‘A celebration of girls who dare to dream’

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré – a powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.

Fri – 27th Mar 2020

The perfect snack with a cup of tea – download the recipe for Zanzibari Mini Doughnuts from The East African Cookbook

Penguin Random House has shared a delicious recipe for Mini Doughnuts, from Shereen Jog’s new cookbook The East African Cookbook!

Tue – 24th Mar 2020

[Video] ‘Suid-Afrikaners is passievolle lesers’: Jodi Picoult gesels oor Die belydenis en vertel hoekom sy so lief is vir Suid-Afrika

Die wêreldbekende skrywer Jodi Picoult het in Maart vanjaar by Die Groot Ontbyt aangesluit vir ‘n onderhoud oor haar eerste vertaalde boek in Afrikaans, Die belydenis.

Escape to afternoons in tiny Parisian apartment in the 1970s with an excerpt from Isabelle in the Afternoon

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Isabelle in the Afternoon, a moving story of passion and heartbreak from Douglas Kennedy, the internationally bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness.

Mon – 23rd Mar 2020

How to Argue With a Racist – the international bestseller by Adam Rutherford

How to Argue With a Racist by Adam Rutherford is a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

Fri – 20th Mar 2020

The Secret Messenger – the highly awaited new novel from Mandy Robotham, the bestselling author of The German Midwife

Set between German-occupied 1940s Venice and modern-day London, this is a fascinating tale of the bravery of everyday women in the darkest corners of WWII, for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

Thu – 19th Mar 2020

Tue – 17th Mar 2020

Out now! The Authenticity Project is the feel-good novel of 2020

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley – the 2020 debut novel everyone is talking about.

Mon – 16th Mar 2020

Durban’s Time of the Writer book festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic (alternative digital version being planned)

Book events are being cancelled all over the world in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest loss is Durban’s Time of the Writer Festival. 

Jacana Media Author of the Month: Chike Frankie Edozien

Chike Frankie Edozien is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for March!

Sat – 14th Mar 2020

Footnotes, March 2020: 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 …

Fri – 13th Mar 2020

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Alexis Schaitkin’s atmospheric and hypnotic debut novel Saint X

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thu – 12th Mar 2020

James Patterson’s masterpiece The Kennedy Curse – a revealing account of America’s most famous family

Penguin Random House SA is proud to announce the publication of The Kennedy Curse: Six Generations of Adultery, Addiction and Tragedy by James Patterson!

Tue – 10th Mar 2020

Don’t miss The East African Cookbook experience with Shereen Jog in Joburg (19 Mar)

Join Penguin Random House for the multicultural experience of East African cooking at the launch of The East African Cookbook by Shereen Jog.

Mon – 9th Mar 2020

Marguerite Poland’s novel A Sin of Omission longlisted for prestigious Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Marguerite Poland’s latest novel A Sin of Omission has been longlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction!

Thu – 5th Mar 2020

Out now! Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light – the brilliant conclusion to the award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy

The Mirror and the Light – the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy – is out internationally today!