Tyler Perry and Bill Gates are big fans of Trevor Noah’s award-winning autobiography Born A Crime.
Tuesday – 22nd August 2017
Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sellout, will be in South Africa this month.
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, 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
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 has written a piece for Female First upon the United Kingdom release of her book Green Lion.
Friday – 18th August 2017
South Africa’s new generation of slam poets, with Koleka Putuma the ‘leading light’, has been featured by Alexa Cole for USA Today.
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
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
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
Bestselling author Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has inspired thousands to transform their bodies by shifting unwanted fat and building lean muscle.
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
All the latest and greatest children’s and young adult books from around the world brought to South Africa.
Wednesday – 2nd August 2017
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 programme for the seventh Open Book Festival has been announced – with a record number of events!
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
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.
Bestselling author Paulo Coelho is open to the idea of writing DJ Black Coffee’s life story.
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.