International

Thu – 2nd Dec 2021

Read an excerpt from Oh William! – Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout’s exploration of the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep

Penguin Random House has shared an extract from Oh William!, the new novel by Elizabeth Strout.

Tue – 30th Nov 2021

The latest episode of Pagecast is out now! Listen to Sara Nisha Adams chatting about her new book The Reading List

In the new episode of Pagecast, a new podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Nicola Bruns and Ingrid Klückow chat with author Sara Nisha Adams about her debut novel, The Reading List.

Fri – 26th Nov 2021

The Digital Silk Road – An expert on China’s growing digital empire provides an urgent look at the battle to connect and control tomorrow’s networks

The Digital Silk Road: China’s Quest to Wire the World and Win the Future by Jonathan E Hillman is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 25th Nov 2021

Read an excerpt from The Judge’s List – John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet

The Judge’s List by bestselling author John Grisham – a new legal thriller about a man who might be the most criminal sitting judge in American history.

Wed – 24th Nov 2021

Speed up your cooking with Ramsay in 10: Delicious Recipes Made in a Flash by Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay in 10: Delicious Recipes Made in a Flash by Gordon Ramsay is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 23rd Nov 2021

Lucy Barton is back! Award-winning author Elizabeth Strout chats about her latest novel

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of My Name is Lucy Barton. She chatted with Lauren Mc Diarmid about her new novel, Oh William!, which sees the much-anticipated return of her beloved character, Lucy, what made her continue with the series, and the person who inspired her to become a writer.

Mon – 22nd Nov 2021

Books for Black Friday! Jacana Media’s 50% off sale starts on Friday at 6am (PLUS stand a chance to win books too!)

Jacana Media’s Black Friday kicks off at 6am this Friday, 26 November 2021.

Fri – 19th Nov 2021

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Paula Brackston’s new novel Secrets of the Chocolate House, the second in the Found Things series

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and this excerpt from Secrets of the Chocolate House, the second novel in Paula Brackston’s bewitching Found Things series! 

Thu – 18th Nov 2021

Coming soon – Family of Liars, the new novel from E Lockhart, the bestselling author of Tiktok sensation We Were Liars!

E Lockhart’s new novel Family of Liars – the prequel to the sensational We Were Liars – is out soon from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Wed – 17th Nov 2021

Don’t miss a night in with Jodi Picoult to celebrate her new novel Wish You Were Here (25 Nov)

Don’t miss an evening event with bestselling author Jodi Picoult – to celebrate the publication of her new novel, Wish You Were Here!

Tue – 16th Nov 2021

‘I’m in awe of this crazy and expensive collaboration’ – Sally Andrew reflects on the forthcoming Tannie Maria TV series

A Tannie Maria TV series is in development by Both Worlds Pictures. Author, Sally Andrew explores the differences between film creation and novel writing, and the importance of letting go.

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Akwaeke Emezi about their new book Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir (17 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Cheeky Natives invite you to the virtual launch of Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi.

Mon – 15th Nov 2021

Bestselling adventure writer Wilbur Smith dies, aged 88

Beloved, global bestselling author Wilbur Smith passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon at his Cape Town home, with his wife Niso by his side.

‘We are constantly searching for a way to be happy, but we seldom look within ourselves’ – an interview with James Norbury, the author of Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

A guiding light in dark times, Big Panda and Tiny Dragon is the beautifully illustrated and mindful journey of two friends through the seasons. Author James Norbury chatted to Lauren McDiarmid about empowering ideas, his favourite response to the book and how he takes his tea.

Fri – 12th Nov 2021

Footnotes, November 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. …

‘Every day brings loads of news that could inspire a great novel’ – Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series, chats about his writing process

Lee Child is the bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series, which he’s most recently started collaborating on with his brother, Andrew Child.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Under the Whispering Door, a charming queer love story from TJ Klune

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and this exclusive excerpt from Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune.

Thu – 11th Nov 2021

‘Nobody’s perfect, she liked to say. But, man, we all fall short so beautifully.’ Read an excerpt from Bewilderment, the magnificent new novel by Richard Powers

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Bewilderment, the heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Overstory, Richard Powers.