International

Tue – 26th Jan 2021

Mon – 25th Jan 2021

[Book excerpt] Find out why everyone is laughing (and crying) while reading The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson

Penguin has shared an excerpt from The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson. Scroll down to dip into the book!

Cloud Cuckoo Land – the highly anticipated new book from Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See

New book alert! Cloud Cuckoo Land, the new novel by Anthony Doerr, the author of the bestselling Pulitzer Prize winner All the Light We Cannot See, will be published in September 2021.

Fri – 22nd Jan 2021

Footnotes, January 2021: 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. …

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sarah Moss’s Summerwater – a novel of wit and verve and beauty

Treat yourself this evening with an excerpt from Summerwater, the powerful new novel by Sarah Moss.

Thu – 21st Jan 2021

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power by Ijeoma Oluo – an ambitious survey of the last century of American history

As provocative as it is essential, Mediocre investigates the real costs of white male power in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.

Wed – 20th Jan 2021

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris – out now!

Discover Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s New York Times bestselling book about the core truths that unite us and the shared values that will see us into the future.

Outlawed by Anna North – a feminist Western set in an alternate past – impossible to put down!

Outlawed by Anna North is this month’s Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and will be released in South Africa in February 2021!

Tue – 19th Jan 2021

Don’t miss the online book launch of Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust by Dr Rebecca Clifford (21 Jan)

The Durban and Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centres invite you to a conversation with author Dr Rebecca Clifford about her brilliant new book, Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust.

Everything you need to know about Kate Mosse’s new novel The City of Tears!

Author Kate Mosse introduces the second book in her The Burning Chambers series, The City of Tears.

Mon – 18th Jan 2021

Margaret Atwood’s new book Dearly – a landmark collection from one of contemporary poetry’s most highly regarded names

The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet – and cultural phenomenon.

Fri – 15th Jan 2021

Jeffrey Archer returns to HarperCollins Publishers in major three-book deal

HarperCollins has announced a major three-book deal for World English Rights with internationally bestselling author Jeffrey Archer.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Daylight – the gripping third title in David Baldacci’s FBI special agent Atlee Pine series

Daylight is the high-octane follow up to Long Road to Mercy and A Minute to Midnight featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine from one of the world’s most favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci.

Thu – 14th Jan 2021

Defend or Die – the new explosive thriller from former MI5 officer Tom Marcus

Defend or Die – the new book by former MI5 officer Tom Marcus, author of the bestselling Soldier Spy – is out in January 2021 from Pan Macmillan SA!

Read an interview with Barack Obama and win a copy of his memoir A Promised Land in the latest issue of The Penguin Post – the magazine about books for book lovers

In the new issue of The Penguin Post – the magazine from Penguin Random House – former United States president Barack Obama shares his thoughts on how a democracy should work, balancing the roles of president and family man, and the message he hopes to convey with his memoir, A Promised Land.

The Duke and I – Book 1 of the Bridgerton novels that inspired the hit Netflix series

From bestselling author Julia Quinn comes The Duke and I, the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix!

Wed – 13th Jan 2021

Beautiful World, Where Are You – the new novel from Sally Rooney – to be published in September 2021!

Beautiful World, Where Are You, the third novel from Sally Rooney, the author of the internationally bestselling Normal People and Conversations with Friends, will be published by Faber on 7 September 2021.

Paula Hawkins’s scorching new thriller A Slow Fire Burning will be out in August 2021

Paula Hawkins is back! From the author of global phenomenon The Girl on the Train comes a twisty, pacy new novel: A Slow Fire Burning.

Tue – 12th Jan 2021

The City of Tears – a breathtaking novel of revenge, persecution and loss by bestselling author Kate Mosse

The City of Tears by Kate Mosse is out from Pan Macmillan SA in January 2020!