A charming feast for the senses: Alexander McCall Smith’s new novel, My Italian Bulldozer

The bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man’s adventures in the Italian countryside.

Read the first chapter of Still Me, the new novel from Jojo Moyes

It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede firmly obscuring the man’s upper lip; a Village People moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business. You just didn’t get that kind of moustache at home. I couldn’t tear my eyes from it.

Wednesday – 13th December 2017

A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa – an extraordinary work of literary journalism by Alexis Okeowo

Okeowo creates a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent’s wave of fundamentalism.

Tuesday – 12th December 2017

Monday – 11th December 2017

Kopano Matlwa, Zinzi Clemmons and Fiona Melrose reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement

Johannesburg was the focus in the Times Literary Supplement this month, with a review of Kopano Matlwa’s Period Pain, Zinzi Clemmons’s What We Lose and Fiona Melrose’s Johannesburg.

Jeffrey Archer discusses his seventh book of short stories, Tell Tale

‘One of the very pleasant discoveries with Tell Tale is that everybody has a different favourite.’

Win a Jeffrey Archer Clifton Chronicles box-set

Pan Macmillan SA is giving away a collectible Clifton Chronicles box-set containing all seven books!

Friday – 8th December 2017

Three books by Eben Venter acquired by Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House will be publishing Eben Venter’s forthcoming three books.

Wednesday – 6th December 2017

Listen to an excerpt from The Sparsholt Affair, the masterly new novel from Alan Hollinghurst

Pan Macmillan has shared an excerpt from audiobook of The Sparsholt Affair, the highly anticipated new novel from Alan Hollinghurst.

Monday – 4th December 2017

Now in paperback: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime, the bestselling, award-winning memoir by Trevor Noah, is now in paperback!

Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian – win 1 of 3 hampers

Three winners will each receive a hamper to celebrate the release of E L James’s new novel Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian!

Friday – 1st December 2017

Don’t miss Tsitsi Dangarembga and Achmat Dangor for a Literary Crossroads event at the Goethe-Institut

Join the Goethe-Institut for a Literary Crossroads event with Tsitsi Dangarembga and Achmat Dangor!

Still Me by Jojo Moyes: The third book in the Me Before You trilogy

Still Me, the new Jojo Moyes novel, will be out in January!

Wednesday – 29th November 2017

Read an excerpt from Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian, the new E L James novel

‘My patience has been tested by the clock as it ticks closer to my reunion with Miss Anastasia Steele.’

Monday – 27th November 2017

Read ‘Three Exhausting Weeks’, a short story from Tom Hanks’s new book Uncommon Type

“I am going to kiss you now.” Anna did just as she said.

Friday – 24th November 2017

3 billion lives at stake. 2 people who can save them. Read an extract from This Mortal Coil

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from This Mortal Coil, the new book by Emily Suvada.

Thursday – 23rd November 2017

Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ considers key questions around the misreading of African literature in The Rise of the African Novel

The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity, and Ownership, a new book by Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ, will be out in March 2018 from University of Michigan Press’s African Perspectives series.

How to Survive A Plague by David France wins the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

David France has won the Baillie Gifford Prize, the UK’s leading award for non-fiction, for his book How To Survive A Plague.

Monday – 20th November 2017

What I learned from Ben Okri about creative writing

Midway through his sentence Ben Okri stands up and turns to the whiteboard. “Who knows their work well?” he asks. The students in the class look at each other. “Someone give me a line, a line of your work”.

Two sisters with two very different destinies: Dip into Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing

The night Effia is born, a fire devastates her father’s land – and so begins a sequence of events that reverberate through the lives of her family for generations.