The crime author everyone’s talking about: Don’t miss Fiona Cummins’s new book The Collector

The Collector is the taut and terrifying new psychological thriller from Fiona Cummins, the author of Rattle.

5 reasons to read The Wren Hunt, the thrilling new book by Mary Watson

The Wren Hunt is part thriller, part love story: a captivating Young Adult novel about a girl caught in a battle between two ancient magics.

Thursday – 15th March 2018

Revealing the kind of ruler Nicholas II believed himself to be: Read an excerpt from Last of the Tsars

A short, slight man, Nicholas had succeeded his huge bear of a father, Alexander III, in 1894.

Win a copy of James Patterson’s 17th Suspect PLUS a R1,000 Blu Betty voucher

A killer who chooses victims personally gets too close to Detective Lindsay Boxer in James Patterson’s newest Women’s Murder Club thriller, 17th Suspect.

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – now a Netflix original film

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel.

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Digitalback Books acquires a license for the iconic Heinemann African Writers Series

The legendary Heinemann African Writers Series will be revived by a new digital license agreement with Digitalback Books.

Wednesday – 14th March 2018

Don’t miss the launch of Mary Watson’s The Wren Hunt at The Book Lounge, with Sally Partridge

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson.

Tuesday – 13th March 2018

The most anticipated YA release of 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone is a West African Fantasy about a girl who must fight against the monarchy to bring magic back to her people.

Win a hamper of this year’s best debut novels

Some exciting debut novels are out from Penguin Random House SA this year – and you stand a chance to win them!

The Polish cover of Kopano Matlwa’s Period Pain revealed

Kopano Matlwa’s latest novel Period Pain will be published soon in Poland.

Monday – 12th March 2018

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey through the World’s Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson

Imagine getting lost in a one-room flat, seeing auras, never forgetting a moment, a permanent orchestra in your head, turning into a tiger, life as an out-of-body experience, feeling other people’s pain, being convinced you are dead, becoming a different person overnight …

Wednesday – 7th March 2018

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize for her debut novel, Kintu

Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won a prestigious 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, Kintu.

Author Ishtiyaq Shukri on being a victim of sexual abuse in South Africa’s Church of England: ‘Why I find Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s statements regarding Oxfam painful and hypocritical’

Ishtiyaq Shukri has written an open letter in which he addresses Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s recent stepping down as an ambassador for Oxfam after the …

Monday – 5th March 2018

‘Johannesburg is both a place that I know and don’t know’: An interview with Stephen Clingman about his memoir, Birthmark

Stephen Clingman chats to The Reading List about his memoir, Birthmark, published by Jacana Media. The Reading List: Thank you very much …

Twists that will shock even the savviest reader: Read an excerpt from The Chalk Man, the debut novel by CJ Tudor

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Chalk Man, the new novel by CJ Tudor.

Friday – 2nd March 2018

Award-winning author Mary Watson touring Cape Town in April

Award-winning author Mary Watson will be launching her new book, The Wren Hunt, in Cape Town in April.

Thursday – 1st March 2018

Two families. One proposal. A decision that could pull them apart: An Unsuitable Match by Joanna Trollope

Number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope is back with her 21st novel: An Unsuitable Match is out now from Pan Macmillan!

12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers – A thrilling action ride of a book

The true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dangerous, war-ridden Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11.

Wednesday – 28th February 2018

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution – a masterful study of a man entirely out of his depth

Last of the Tsars by Robert Service – a riveting account of the last 18 months of Tsar Nicholas II’s life and reign from one of the finest historians of Russia.

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews – a classic spy thriller, now a major motion picture

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews is a bestselling, impossible-to-put-down, espionage thriller!