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Tyler Perry: Buy Trevor Noah’s ‘incredible’ book!

Tyler Perry and Bill Gates are big fans of Trevor Noah’s award-winning autobiography Born A Crime.

Tuesday – 22nd August 2017

Don’t miss Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty chatting to Bongani Madondo at Love Books

Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sellout, will be in South Africa this month.

A flamboyant and moving debut novel: Olumide Popoola’s When We Speak of Nothing

When We Speak of Nothing tells the story of friends Karl and Abu, both 17, who live near Kings Cross. Its 2011 and racial tensions are set to explode across London. Abu is infatuated with gorgeous classmate Nalini but dares not speak to her. Meanwhile, Karl is grappling with gender identity, and becomes the target of the local ‘wannabe’ thugs just for being different.

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, author of Stay With Me, will be in South Africa in September

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, who was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel Stay With Me, will be in South Africa this month.

Monday – 21st August 2017

‘Brilliant’ Sarah Lotz’s The Three to be adapted for ‘stunning’ new BBC drama series

The BBC has announced it will adapt South African author Sarah Lotz’s The Three trilogy as a major new eight-part drama for its flagship channel.

Henrietta Rose-Innes reveals the tentative title of her new book

Henrietta Rose-Innes has written a piece for Female First upon the United Kingdom release of her book Green Lion.

Friday – 18th August 2017

She tells it like it is, and some don’t want to hear it – USA Today features Koleka Putuma

South Africa’s new generation of slam poets, with Koleka Putuma the ‘leading light’, has been featured by Alexa Cole for USA Today.

The Sparsholt Affair – the long-awaited new novel from Alan Hollinghurst

From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England–from the 1940s to the present–as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family.

Thursday – 17th August 2017

The next District 9? Trailer released for Apocalypse Now Now – based on the novel by Charlie Human

Charlie Human’s dark Cape Town-based urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now has been adapted into a short film!

Wednesday – 16th August 2017

Nnedi Okorafor chats about her new comic book – the first Nigerian superhero to be published by Marvel

Marvel comics will soon publish their first comic with a Nigerian superhero: Blessing In Disguise by Nnedi Okorafor.

Tuesday – 15th August 2017

The Tiger’s Prey – the new novel from Wilbur Smith: A thrilling saga of the sea

In The Tiger’s Prey, Wilbur Smith, the world’s greatest storyteller, once again recreates all the drama, uncertainty, and courage of a bygone era:

Monday – 14th August 2017

Try this amazing Duck Rendang recipe from Lean in 15 – The Sustain Plan by Joe Wicks

Bestselling author Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has inspired thousands to transform their bodies by shifting unwanted fat and building lean muscle.

Astonishing and brilliant: A State of Freedom, the new novel from Neel Mukherjee

A State of Freedom, the new novel from Neel Mukherjee, will be out from Penguin Random House South Africa this month.

Thursday – 3rd August 2017

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and young readers!

All the latest and greatest children’s and young adult books from around the world brought to South Africa.

Wednesday – 2nd August 2017

‘The Good Daughter is Karin Slaughter’s best novel so far’ – James Patterson

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, Karin Slaughter’s new novel The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

The Open Book Festival programme is now live

The programme for the seventh Open Book Festival has been announced – with a record number of events!

Need some book club recommendations? Look no further!

Local and international, fiction and non-fiction – there is something on Pan Macmillan SA’s book club recommendation list for everyone:

Tuesday – 1st August 2017

The Rise of African Speculative Fiction: A special issue of The Manchester Review

This month The Manchester Review focuses on African speculative fiction, featuring work from Lauren Beukes, Nnedi Okorafor, Nick Mulgrew, Dilman Dila and Doreen Baingana, among others.

Paulo Coelho interested in writing Black Coffee’s life story

Bestselling author Paulo Coelho is open to the idea of writing DJ Black Coffee’s life story.

“If you only read one thriller this year, make it The Marsh King’s Daughter”

Praised by Lee Child and Karin Slaughter, and sure to thrill fans of The Girl on the Train and The Widow, The Marsh King’s Daughter is a mesmerising psychological thriller.