International

Fri – 19th Mar 2021

‘Readers can expect to be fascinated, horrified, scandalised …’ Read an interview with Matthew Baker on his new book Why Visit America

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an interview with Matthew Baker, the author of the collection of short stories Why Visit America.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Promise, the life-affirming and beautifully written new book by bestselling author Lucy Diamond

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening with this excerpt from Lucy Diamond’s new novel The Promise, an unforgettable story about finding love, hope and joy in even the darkest moments.

Tue – 16th Mar 2021

Banish bad habits for good with Dr Gabija Toleikyte’s groundbreaking new book, Why the F*ck Can’t I Change?

Inspiring and enlightening, Why the F*ck Can’t I Change? by Dr Gabija Toleikyte uses neuroscience and behavioural analysis to show you how you can train your brain to make change last.

Fri – 12th Mar 2021

Commonwealth Writers Conversations: Join Mark Gevisser in conversation with leading LGBTQ+ activists (18 Mar)

How has colonialism impacted LGBTQ+ rights? Join the debate at the next Commonwealth Writers Conversation with Mark Gevisser, Nickita Maesela and Xeenarh Mohammed. 

Friday Night Book Club: A country torn apart by war. Two siblings divided by fate. Read an excerpt from Pippo and Clara by Diana Rosie

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening with this excerpt from Diana Rosie’s Pippo and Clara – the story of a family and a country divided.

Thu – 11th Mar 2021

Watch: Marianne Cronin has a message for her South African readers, and introduces her debut novel The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Chinese Takeaway in 5 by Kwoklyn Wan – 80 of your favourite dishes using only five ingredients

Chinese Takeaway in 5 by Kwoklyn Wan is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

New book alert! Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization – penetrating and original analysis by Nadav Eyal

Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization by Nadav Eyal is out now from Pan Macmillan!

Wed – 10th Mar 2021

New book alert! The Profiler Diaries: From the Case Files of a Police Psychologist by Gérard Labuschagne

The Profiler Diaries: From the Case Files of a Police Psychologist by Gérard Labuschagne is a fascinating – and often hair-raising – glimpse into what it was like to be a profiler in the world’s busiest profiling unit.

Don’t miss a Daily Maverick webinar with Colin Bryar and Bill Carr, the authors of Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon (11 Mar)

In this event, Daily Maverick CEO Styli Charalambous gets the insider’s account of Amazon’s approach to work, culture and leadership from two top level executives, Colin Bryar and Bill Carr.

Tue – 9th Mar 2021

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family – the first, epic and true story of the Sussexes’ life together

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 8th Mar 2021

What If We Stopped Pretending? Jonathan Franzen’s controversial climate crisis essay, published as a single volume

What If We Stopped Pretending? by Jonathan Franzen is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Watch author Joanna Nadin reading an excerpt from her new book The Talk of Pram Town, a story about mothers, daughters and second chances …

Written in Joanna Nadin’s trademark dazzling prose, The Talk of Pram Town tells the story of three generations of Earnshaws and asks whether it always has to be like mother, like daughter …

Fri – 5th Mar 2021

Footnotes, March 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 the deliciously dark and devious People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend.

Thu – 4th Mar 2021

His Only Wife, the sparkling debut novel from Ghanaian author Peace Adzo Medie

His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Full of surprises, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett will blow your mind

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett is out now from Pan Macmillan.

Tue – 2nd Mar 2021

‘Most of my books start with a “… what if?”‘ Read an exclusive interview with CJ Tudor in the latest issue of The Penguin Post

CJ Tudor, author of the brand new thriller The Burning Girls, is featured in this month’s edition of The Penguin Post!

Pan Macmillan announces surprise new Ken Follett novel in 2021

A new Ken Follett novel is being rush-released by publishers worldwide in November this year.