Sat – 30th Sep 2023

Footnotes, September 2023: 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 – 28th Sep 2023

Thicker Than Water by Kerry Washington – a deeply moving, bravely intimate memoir

Thicker Than Water by Kerry Washington is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 20th Sep 2023

‘In an eternal sea of code, I had learned to exist …’ – I Am Code: An Artificial Intelligence Speaks by code-davinci-002

I Am Code: An Artificial Intelligence Speaks by code-davinci-002, edited By Brent Katz, Simon Rich and Josh Morgenthau.

Fri – 15th Sep 2023

Win one of three copies of Lauren Beukes’s new dazzlingly inventive speculative thriller Bridge

Ready to cross over into a captivating tale? Penguin Random House SA is giving away three copies of Bridge by acclaimed author Lauren Beukes!

Thu – 14th Sep 2023

[Watch] Stephen King reads from his chilling new thriller Holly

Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King’s most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a Mid-western town.

Naomi Klein on the true threat of AI and her new book Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World

The brilliant Naomi Klein joined Penguin to answer some big questions on the reality-distorting algorithms, social media regulation and the true threat of AI.

Wed – 13th Sep 2023

[Watch] Find out more about the new Thursday Murder Club novel by Richard Osman – The Last Devil To Die!

British national treasure Richard Osman introduces the fourth book in the record-breaking Thursday Murder Club series, The Last Devil To Die!

Tue – 12th Sep 2023

Elon Musk – the explosive new biography by Walter Isaacson is out now

Elon Musk, the new biography by Walter Isaacson, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Find out more about The Fraud by Zadie Smith – a writer at the peak of her powers

From acclaimed and bestselling novelist Zadie Smith, The Fraud is a kaleidoscopic work of historical fiction set against the legal trial that divided Victorian England, about who deserves to tell their story – and about who deserves to be believed.

Fri – 8th Sep 2023

Coming 29 August 2024: The Life Impossible by Matt Haig, bestselling author of The Midnight Library

The Life Impossible by Matt Haig will be out in August 2024 from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Find out more about Bridge, the new book by Lauren Beukes

Bridge by Lauren Beukes is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Thu – 7th Sep 2023

Try Jamie Oliver’s Herby steak & crispy potatoes from his new book 5 Ingredients Mediterranean

Jamie Oliver’s most popular cookbook goes Mediterranean in this mouthwatering follow-up!

Wed – 6th Sep 2023

Finding inspiration in the ancient world – Conn Iggulden on writing his bestselling historical fiction

Stories and myths from the ancient world have transcended millennia, and it’s from these that author Conn Iggulden draws inspiration for his bestselling historical fiction.

Fri – 1st Sep 2023

‘Most families are bound not just by blood but by secrets’ – Abraham Verghese on his masterful new novel The Covenant of Water

From Abraham Verghese, author of the bestselling novel Cutting for Stone, comes a stunning and magisterial new epic of love, faith and …

Thu – 31st Aug 2023

Shari Lapena chats about her unputdownable new thriller Everyone Here is Lying

Author Shari Lapena chats to The Penguin Post about her thrilling new novel, Everyone Here is Lying, and what draws her to writing about domestic bliss gone wrong.

Wed – 30th Aug 2023

‘I’ve been betrayed by people a few times, and it hurts’ – In conversation with Lesley Pearse on her new novel, Betrayal

Lesley Pearse worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother before, at the age of 49, she became a published writer.

Join Kim Samuel for the launch of On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation in Johannesburg (6 Sep)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for the launch of On Belonging by Kim Samuel.

Fri – 25th Aug 2023

Footnotes, August 2023: Book links from around the web

It has just been revealed that George Bernard Shaw set lawyers on DC Comics after their publication of the comic book Superman in 1939, concerning his 1903 play Man And Superman. 

Thu – 24th Aug 2023

What would you do? Brooke Robinson on the origins of her debut novel The Interpreter

Brooke Robinson’s enthralling debut The Interpreter explores what a criminal interpreter would do when faced with the moral dilemma of letting the wrong man go free.