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Fri – 17th Sep 2021

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Shelley Parker-Chan’s historical fantasy She Who Became the Sun

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and this excerpt from She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan – a glorious tale of love, loss, betrayal and triumph by a powerful new voice.

Tue – 14th Sep 2021

Cover reveal! Wish You Were Here – the new novel by internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult

Jonathan Ball Publishers is very excited to reveal the cover for Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult!

Mon – 13th Sep 2021

Jacaranda Books now available in South Africa through Jonathan Ball Publishers

Multi-award-winning independent publisher Jacaranda Books has partnered with Hachette UK to expand its sales and distribution offering.

Fri – 10th Sep 2021

Robin Sharma’s new book The Everyday Hero Manifesto – it will completely transform your life. Forever.

The Everyday Hero Manifesto: Activate Your Positivity, Maximise Your Productivity, Serve the World by Robin Sharma is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Lesley Lokko’s intoxicating, multi-generational novel Soul Sisters

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

Thu – 9th Sep 2021

Don’t miss the South African launch of Paula Hawkins’s new thriller A Slow Fire Burning (16 Sep)

We are absolutely delighted to invite you to the Exclusive Books digital launch of A Slow Fire Burning, the scorching new thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train.

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi wins the 2021 Women’s Prize

Jonathan Ball Publishers is delighted to share that Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women’s Prize for fiction with her spellbinding novel, Piranesi.

Wed – 8th Sep 2021

New book alert! Beautiful World, Where Are You, the highly anticipated new novel from Sally Rooney

Beautiful World, Where Are You, the extraordinary new novel from Sally Rooney, author of the internationally bestselling Normal People and Conversations with Friends, is out now!

Tue – 7th Sep 2021

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Lesley Lokko – internationally bestselling author of Soul Sisters

Join The Cheeky Natives for a discussion with bestselling international author Lesley Lokko about her new book Soul Sisters!

Fri – 3rd Sep 2021

Footnotes, September 2021: 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.

The Distant Shores – the brand new novel from number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore!

Santa Montefiore’s new novel The Distant Shores is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Eva Carter’s How to Save a Life, a heart-stopping, heart-wrenching and heartwarming story

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and …

Wed – 1st Sep 2021

The New Kingdom – Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt with a thrilling new series!

The New Kingdom by the master of adventure fiction Wilbur Smith – with Mark Chadbourn – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Tue – 24th Aug 2021

Join Peter Hain for the virtual book launch of A Pretoria Boy, in conversation with Judge Dennis Davis (25 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a conversation between Judge Dennis Davis and Lord Peter Hain about his new book A Pretoria Boy. 

Fri – 20th Aug 2021

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain (26 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual launch of A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain.

Thu – 19th Aug 2021

Friday Night Book Club: Read the first chapter of TL Huchu’s new novel The Library of the Dead

‘I’m really not supposed to be doing this, but a girl’s gotta get paid. So, here we go.’

New book alert! The Poisoners: On South Africa’s Toxic Past by Imraan Coovadia is out in September 2021

Imraan Coovadia’s new book The Poisoners is out in September 2021 from Penguin Random House.

Wed – 18th Aug 2021

FLF virtual launch of renowned historian Niall Ferguson’s Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (25 Aug)

Join the Franschhoek Literary Festival for the launch of bestselling author Niall Ferguson’s new novel, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe.

Fri – 6th Aug 2021

Footnotes, August 2021: 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. …

Thu – 5th Aug 2021

The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – a sweeping tale of longing and rebellion

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s highly anticipated new novel The First Woman is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.