International

Thursday – 24th May 2018

Short Story Day Africa Prize shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction has been revealed. This year’s prize theme is ‘ID’, …

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced

African shortlistees this year hail from Uganda (Harriet Anena), South Africa (Fred Khumalo and Michelle Sacks), Ghana (Cheryl Ntumy) and Nigeria (Efua Traoré and Obi Umeozor).

‘I remember exactly where I was when I heard that my father had died’ – Read an excerpt from The Pearl Sister

I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard that my father had died, I thought to myself as I stared out of the window and saw the complete blackness of night. Intermittently below me, there were small clusters of twinkling lights indicating human habitation, each light containing a life, a family, a set of friends …

Wednesday – 23rd May 2018

‘Why didn’t you bring in the SWAT team, Duff?’ – Read an excerpt from Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth

Bestselling crime writer Jo Nesbo takes on Shakespeare’s bloodiest thriller: Macbeth.

David Baldacci thanks South African fans and chats about his new novel The Fallen

Worldwide bestselling novelist David Baldacci has a new book out in the Amos Decker series: The Fallen.

RIP Philip Roth (1933 – 2018)

American literary icon Philip Roth died on Tuesday at the age of 85. The author’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, confirmed his death, …

Tuesday – 22nd May 2018

Meet bestselling author Tony Park in Nelspruit!

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Tony Park’s new book, Captive.

Achille Mbembe honoured with 2018 Ernst Bloch Prize

Author and academic Achille Mbembe will receive the 2018 Ernst Bloch Prize this year.

Friday – 18th May 2018

Bestselling crime writer takes on Shakespeare’s bloodiest thriller: Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth

Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships.

Wednesday – 16th May 2018

Read an excerpt from Kate Mosse’s new book, The Burning Chambers, inspired by her trip to Franschhoek

Read an excerpt from Kate Mosse’s new book, The Burning Chambers, ahead of her events in Cape Town.

Monday – 14th May 2018

Don’t miss award-winning British author Mick Herron for the launch of London Rules in Joburg

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of London Rules by Mick Herron.

New Power: How It’s Changing The 21st Century – And Why You Need To Know

For most of human history the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized, and then jealously guarded. In a world increasingly shaped by New Power, this book will show you how to shape your future.

Friday – 11th May 2018

Don’t miss Sisonke Msimang at Bridge Books Maboneng for a discussion of Always Another Country with Eusebius McKaiser

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books Maboneng invite you to a book discussion with Sisonke Msimang and Eusebius McKaiser!

Thursday – 10th May 2018

Don’t miss Zinzi Clemmons in Cape Town for the launch of What We Lose

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons.

Wednesday – 9th May 2018

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of London Rules by award-winning British thriller writer Mick Herron

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are thrilled to invite you to the launch of London Rules by Mick Herron.

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela – a testament of his defiance and his resolve

To be published upon the centenary of his birth, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela is a landmark work: the first, and only, authorised and authenticated collection of correspondence spanning the 27 years Mandela was held as a political prisoner.

Tuesday – 8th May 2018

Don’t miss Zinzi Clemmons at Exclusive Books Rosebank for the launch of What We Lose

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Zinzi Clemmons’s debut novel What We Lose.

Thursday – 3rd May 2018

On Leopard Rock – a memoir by no. 1 bestseller author Wilbur Smith

130 million books sold worldwide in 26 languages – now the global bestseller and ‘master storyteller’ tells his own story for the first time.

Monday – 30th April 2018

Don’t miss international bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz at The Book Lounge

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge presents international bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz launching Hellbent, the third book in the Orphan X series.