International

Wed – 8th Feb 2023

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of The Inheritors by Eve Fairbanks at The Book Lounge (23 Feb)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge for the launch of The Inheritors by Eve Fairbanks.

Tue – 7th Feb 2023

An epic tale with a message for us all: our power is fleeting, but our stories last forever. This is Salman Rushdie at his best.

Salman Rushdie’s triumphant return to literature, Victory City, is out now from Penguin Random House!

Wed – 1st Feb 2023

Join Penny Haw for the launch of her new novel The Invincible Miss Cust in Cape Town (8 Feb)

Cape Town! Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Invincible Miss Cust by Penny Haw.

Calling all book loving families! Apply to join the JBP Kids Book Club and receive free books every month

Jonathan Ball Publishers is looking for 25 children or families who love reading to join the JBP Kids Book Club!

Mon – 30th Jan 2023

Fri – 27th Jan 2023

‘It was definitely a skull … Was it human?’ Read an excerpt from A Deadly Covenant, the new thrilling mystery by Michael Stanley

Michael Stanley’s award-winning, international bestselling Detective Kubu series returns with another thrilling, chilling sequel: A Deadly Covenant – out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Footnotes, January 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 – 26th Jan 2023

Laugh-out-loud funny, razor sharp and painfully relatable – Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

Really Good, Actually is one of the most hotly anticipated, hilarious and addictive debut novels coming in 2023, from Schitt’s Creek screenwriter and electric new voice in fiction, Monica Heisey.

A tale of obsession and magic – Author Katy Hays chats about her sinister, atmospheric debut novel The Cloisters

The Cloisters is a sinister, atmospheric novel about the discovery of a mysterious deck of tarot cards. Author Katy Hays speaks about the setting of the story, fortune and the idea behind her riveting debut.

Wed – 25th Jan 2023

Listen to an excerpt from How to Kill Your Family – a wickedly dark romp about class, family, love … and murder

They say you can’t choose your family. But you can kill them. How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘The entire novel is so close to my heart … I almost couldn’t write it’ – Catherine Newman chats about her debut We All Want Impossible Things

Author Catherine Newman chats about writing fiction versus writing memoirs, taking inspiration from real life, and her favourite scene from her first novel for adults, We All Want Impossible Things.

Tue – 24th Jan 2023

New book alert! The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala

The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala will be out in April from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Mon – 23rd Jan 2023

New book alert! Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist by António Tomás (Get 50% off now)

Fifty years ago this month, Amílcar Cabral was assassinated. Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist by António Tomás is out now from Jacana Media.

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Exercise – 40 simple exercises you can sneakily squeeze in while in bed, at your desk, or watching TV

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Exercise: Over 40 Toning Flexercises to Do From Your Bed, Couch or While You Wait by Susan Elizabeth Clark is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 20th Jan 2023

Cover reveal! The girl with the dragon tattoo returns in The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons

Introducing the pulse-pounding new thriller from bestselling Swedish author Karin Smirnoff, starring iconic anti-heroine Lisbeth Salander!

Thu – 19th Jan 2023

‘Do people remember the exact moment they fall in love?’ – Listen to an excerpt from Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan

Award-winning and bestselling ‘powerhouse’ author Kennedy Ryan is at her absolute best in Before I Let Go, a compelling, scorching novel about hope and healing, and what it truly means to love for a lifetime (USA Today).

Wed – 18th Jan 2023

Tue – 17th Jan 2023

A human skeleton, a terrifying local feud, an angry river spirit – A Deadly Covenant by Michael Stanley is out now!

A Deadly Covenant by Michael Stanley is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Mon – 16th Jan 2023

‘It is a truth universally acknowledge that a book can change a life’ – The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson

The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 13th Jan 2023

Meet Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith at the launch of her new book Bliss on Toast at Exclusive Books Hyde Park (23 Jan)

Meet the legendary Prue Leith in Joburg and find out more about her new book Bliss on Toast!