Nelson Mandela’s Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years launched in Johannesburg

Dare Not Linger is the sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, the story of Nelson Mandela’s presidential years, drawing on the memoir he began to write but was unable to finish.

New novel by SJ Naudé to be published in the UK

Following on the United Kingdom edition of his critically acclaimed short stories, SJ Naudé’s novel The Third Reel by will be published in the UK in April 2018 by Salt Publishing.

Thursday – 19th October 2017

Listen to an excerpt from George Saunders’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders’s became the second American to win the Man Booker Prize this week.

Wednesday – 18th October 2017

Join Sisonke Msimang for a coffee morning at Love Books to launch Always Another Country

Literary rockstar Sisonke Msimang is in South Africa to launch her memoir, Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home.

Win a signed copy of Tom Hanks’s new book of short stories, Uncommon Type

Penguin Random House South Africa is giving away five SIGNED copies of Tom Hanks’s first work of fiction, Uncommon Type!

Madiba preferred to write longhand – Zelda la Grange chats about Nelson Mandela’s writing process

Dare Not Linger, the sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, is out from Pan Macmillan South Africa in October.

Celebrating black female writers

Xarra Books and BlackBird Books cordially invite you to a book launch celebrating young black female writers. 

Tuesday – 17th October 2017

The Wren Hunt, the new book by Mary Watson, out from Bloomsbury in February 2018

Mary Watson’s new novel The Wren Hunt will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2018.

Thursday – 12th October 2017

A new book by E L James – Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian – will be published in November

E L James’s new book Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian will be hitting the shelves on 28 November 2017.

Wednesday – 11th October 2017

Jonathan Franzen at the Book Lounge!

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge are proud to announce that Jonathan Franzen will be in South Africa in November.

House of Stone, the debut novel from Novuyo Tshuma, eagerly anticipated in the UK

Novuyo Tshuma’s first novel House of Stone will be published by Atlantic Books in the UK in June 2018.

Win a John Green hamper with Penguin Random House SA!

John Green’s new novel Turtles All the Way Down is out now, and two lucky winners will each receive a prize hamper!

Monday – 9th October 2017

John Green introduces his new book, Turtles All the Way Down

The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back!

Read the first chapter of A Column of Fire, the new book by Ken Follett

Read an exclusive extract of Ken Follett’s new novel, A Column of Fire, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

2 thrillers by debut South African author and blogger Amy Heydenrych snapped up in international deal

Bonnier Zaffre, a new fiction publisher based in London, has acquired two suspense thrillers from South African writer Amy Heydenrych.

Friday – 6th October 2017

A new book from Zakes Mda – Justify the Enemy: Becoming Human in South Africa

Justify the Enemy: Becoming Human in South Africa is a new collection of non-fiction by the prolific author Zakes Mda.

Mandla Langa on writing Dare Not Linger, the sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom

In one of the biggest book events of the year, the sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom will be published this month.

Being ‘an outsider looking in’ is useful for a writer – Fiona Melrose chats about her new book, Johannesburg

Fiona Melrose says she feels like an outsider in Johannesburg, but says she believes that is a useful position to be in as a writer.

Thursday – 5th October 2017

Tom Hanks presents his first book of short stories: Uncommon Type

Uncommon Type is a collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

Pan celebrates 70 years with retro series honouring the ‘golden age of paperback publishing’

20 classic Pan titles are being rereleased to celebrate the golden age of paperback publishing.