International

Fri – 18th Sep 2020

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel – a punch-in-the-gut of a novel

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Part inspiration, part memoir, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living will help all women dare to live a braver, authentic life

Who were you before the world told you who to be? When women learn to please they forget who they are …

Friday Night Book Club: A woman who must escape her past. A child who must unlock her future. Read an excerpt from Kristin Hannah’s new novel Wild

Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and an excerpt from Wild, the new novel from Kristin Hannah!

Thu – 17th Sep 2020

‘People make all kinds of assumptions when it comes to names, especially when a name isn’t from around here’ – Read an excerpt from The Ditch by Herman Koch

Pan Macmillan SA has shared an excerpt from The Ditch, the original and playful new novel from Herman Koch.

Stories of Hope – the new book from Heather Morris, the international bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Stories of Hope: Finding Inspiration in Everyday Lives by Heather Morris – the first non-fiction book from the author of international bestselling novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey!

Wed – 16th Sep 2020

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by former monk and social media sensation Jay Shetty

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Tue – 15th Sep 2020

The inside story of Trump’s first term – Rage by Bob Woodward is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force

Rage is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency.

Antiracist Baby, a new book for children by National Book Award-winning author Ibram X Kendi

From Ibram X Kendi, the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist, comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.

Mon – 14th Sep 2020

Don’t miss the launch of internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore’s new book, Here and Now (15 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you the virtual launch of Here and Now by Santa Montefiore.

Harris Dousemetzis awarded prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize for his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Harris Dousemetzis has been awarded the Fage and Oliver African Studies Association UK Prize for his extraordinary work The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.

Fri – 11th Sep 2020

Friday Night Book Club: Life, death and love in a time of pandemic, read an excerpt from The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and …

[Watch] The Cheeky Natives in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Brit Bennett about her new novel The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett joined us live last night to chat to The Cheeky Natives about her new book The Vanishing Half.

Thu – 10th Sep 2020

Don’t miss the 20th annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture (12 Sep)

The Biko Foundation and Unisa invite you to the 20th annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Charlotte, the new novel by Helen Moffett (10 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the virtual book launch of Charlotte by Helen Moffett.

Spring reading competition – win a hamper of books from Penguin Random House SA

One lucky winner will receive a hamper with all these brilliant books PLUS a R1000 voucher from Sorbet so you can get yourself all spruced up for Spring!

Fri – 4th Sep 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, with The Cheeky Natives (10 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers, The Cheeky Natives and The Reading List invite you to the virtual launch of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Footnotes, September 2020: 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 – 3rd Sep 2020

Wed – 2nd Sep 2020

New book by Rhonda Byrne – the bestselling author of The Secret – announced

HarperCollins Publishers has acquired world rights to a major new book by Rhonda Byrne, author of the global phenomenon The Secret.