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Thu – 10th Jun 2021

Listen to an excerpt from Christian Cantrell’s Scorpion – a fast-paced near future thriller that will mess with your head

Scorpion by Christian Cantrell – a gripping international cat-and-mouse thriller with an ending you won’t see coming …

Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the PEN Pinter Prize – to celebrate buy This Mournable Body at 50% off!

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.

Wed – 9th Jun 2021

Don’t miss the Windhoek launch of Femi Kayode’s Lightseekers, with Rémy Ngamije at the Book Den (17 Jun)

The Book Den and Jonathan Ball Publishers cordially invite all lovers of fiction in Windhoek to the launch of Femi Kayode’s Lightseekers, a thrilling and gripping work of crime fiction.

Tue – 8th Jun 2021

The President’s Daughter – the new action-packed thriller from James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton

Every detail is accurate because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton. The drama and action never stop because the other author is James Patterson. The President’s Daughter is out now from Penguin Random House!

New book alert! Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History

Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History will be published soon by Jacana Media.

Mon – 7th Jun 2021

Detective Kubu’s first case may also be his last – Facets of Death by Michael Stanley

Facets of Death by Michael Stanley is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Jack Reacher is back – read an excerpt from Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Lee Child’s upcoming new Jack Reacher novel Better Off Dead.

Fri – 4th Jun 2021

Footnotes, June 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. …

There are secrets in the wild country they call midlife – Read an extract from Unbecoming by Joanne Fedler

Unbecoming is a funny, heartbreaking and provocative homage to the midlife unravelling as women on the brink of elderhood speak honestly about their lives and wonder what the hell to do with vaginas that are not ready to be put out to pasture just yet.

Thu – 3rd Jun 2021

Pride Month spotlight! Pride is a unique celebration of LGBTQ culture

Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement is a unique and comprehensive account of the ongoing challenges facing the gay community, and a celebration of the equal rights that have been won for many as a result of the sacrifices and passion of this mass movement.

Burning Questions – from cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays – funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient

Penguin Random House SA is delighted to announce the publication of Margaret Atwood’s Burning Questions: Essays 2004‒2021 in March 2022.

Wed – 2nd Jun 2021

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of The Promise by Damon Galgut, in conversation with Mark Gevisser (2 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of The Promise by Damon Galgut!

Listen to an excerpt from Listening Still, a delicious new novel about a young woman who can hear the dead – a talent that is both a gift and a curse

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Anne Griffin’s novel Listening Still, read by Niall Buggy.

Tue – 1st Jun 2021

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Facets of Death by Michael Stanley, in conversation with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (8 Jun)

Orenda Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Michael Stanley’s chilling, sophisticated, warmly funny and absolutely nail-biting thriller Facets of Death.

Mon – 31st May 2021

Arrested By His Love by Khanyisile Madlala

A non-fiction page turner, Arrested By His Love is an inspirational memoir of self discovery, finding your life purpose, fulfilling destiny and walking in victory amid adversary.

Read an excerpt from The Ends of the Earth – Abbie Greaves’s captivating new novel about a woman who can’t let go of her greatest love

Penguin Random House has shared an extract from The Ends of the Earth by Abbie Greaves, the bestselling author of The Silent Treatment.

World Travel – a celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most important food writers of all time, the inimitable Anthony Bourdain

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of Bourdain’s favourite places – in his own words.

Fri – 28th May 2021

New book alert! Another Life by Jodie Chapman – a dazzling, devastating coming-of-age novel

Another Life by Jodie Chapman is out now from Penguin Random House!

Friday Night Book Club: ‘In the wrong hands a secret is a weapon.’ Read an excerpt from Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s Daughters of Night

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

Thu – 27th May 2021

Don’t miss Jenny Crwys-Williams in conversation with David Baldacci for the South African launch of A Gambling Man (17 Jun)

Join Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books for the South African launch of David Baldacci’s new novel A Gambling Man!