International

Fri – 12th Jul 2024

New book alert! Find out more about Quiet Time With the President: A Doctor’s Story about Learning to Listen

Quiet Time With the President: A Doctor’s Story about Learning to Listen by Peter Friedland with Jill Margo is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

[Watch] Rosie Hewlett introduces Medea, a fascinatingly complex, staggeringly powerful woman

Penguin Random House has shared a video of author Rosie Hewlett introducing her new novel Medea, a breathtaking tale of loyalty, persecution and betrayal.

Tue – 9th Jul 2024

Read an excerpt from Earth, the new novel from internationally bestselling author John Boyne

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Earth, the new novel by John Boyne.

Fri – 5th Jul 2024

‘My spies tell me you’re on the hunt for someone with stories to tell’ – read an excerpt from the action-packed adventure Whisper of Death

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from David Lambkin’s new spy novel Whisper of Death!

Internationally bestselling author Louisa Treger to tour Johannesburg and Cape Town!

Louisa Treger, author of The Lodger, The Dragon Lady and Madwoman, will be visiting South Africa to promote her latest book, The Paris Muse!

Thu – 4th Jul 2024

The Life Impossible by Matt Haig – a story of wild adventure, deep transformation and gloriously heart-warming characters

The Life Impossible – the remarkable new novel from Matt Haig, the author of the multimillion-selling international sensation The Midnight Library – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 3rd Jul 2024

Riots, knife crime, bikes, buses and Brexit – Boris Johnson’s memoir Unleashed to be published in October 2024

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s memoir Unleashed will be out from Jonathan Ball Publishers on 10 October 2024.

Tue – 25th Jun 2024

[Watch] China Mieville introduces The Book of Elsewhere, written in collaboration with the legendary Keanu Reeves

In The Book of Elsewhere, the legendary Keanu Reeves and inimitable writer China Miéville team up on a genre-bending epic of ancient powers, modern war and an outcast who cannot die.

Fri – 21st Jun 2024

Coming in July 2024: Right Thing, Right Now, the third book in the bestselling Stoic Virtues series by Ryan Holiday

Right Thing, Right Now: Justice in an Unjust World by Ryan Holiday is out in July from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss Robin Sharma live in Cape Town! (2 Jul)

Bestselling author and top leadership expert Robin Sharma will be in Cape Town for an exclusive event to launch his new book, The Wealth Money Can’t Buy: The 8 Hidden Habits to Live Your Richest Life.

Wed – 19th Jun 2024

Can weight-loss drugs really be as good as they sound? In Magic Pill Johann Hari shares his personal experience on Ozempic

Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs by Johann Hari is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 18th Jun 2024

Medea Unveiled – Rosie Hewlett chats about her dark and epic feminist retelling of Medea

Women in Greek Mythology have historically been relegated to roles as villains or victims due to the patriarchal society of Ancient Greece, but the recent resurgence of myth retellings by female voices is reclaiming their stories and allowing them to be seen as heroes, says Rosie Hewlett.

Thu – 13th Jun 2024

‘Listen for the Lie is very much a book that came from the characters’ – Amy Tintera chats about her debut novel for adults

Amy Tintera is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels for young adults. Listen for the Lie is her adult debut. She chats here about structuring the book around a podcast, and balancing humour and romance with crime and mystery.

Mon – 10th Jun 2024

In the latest episode of Pagecast, Kobby Ben Ben talks to Lethabo Mailula about his powerful novel No One Dies Yet

This week on Pagecast, the podcast brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, the phenomenal Kobby Ben Ben chats about his novel No One Dies Yet.

‘A magnificent achievement’ – Find out more about Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland by Khumisho Moguerane

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce the release of Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland, 1880s-1950s by Khumisho Moguerane.

Opposites attract – Emily Henry introduces her joyful new novel, Funny Story

Emily Henry is back with Funny Story – a relatable, hilarious and cathartic rom-com built around the struggle of making friends as an adult and the familial relationships that shape who we are.

Thu – 30th May 2024

Join Richard Charkin for the launch of his memoir My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing at The Book Lounge (6 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing 1972-2022 by Richard Charkin.

Flavours of the Karoo and New York – try this cheesecake recipe from Recipes to Live For: A Tannie Maria Cookbook

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Recipes to Live For: A Tannie Maria Cookbook by Sally Andrew!

Fri – 24th May 2024

Footnotes, May 2024: 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 – 23rd May 2024

Join Justin Fox in conversation with Jenny Crwys-Williams for the launch of his latest novel The Wolf Hunt (30 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Wolf Hunt by Justin Fox.