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Fri – 10th Jul 2020

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Kate Eberlen’s romantic, touching and wise new novel Only You

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and …

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang – an epic debut novel about family and the search for both a home and a fortune

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 9th Jul 2020

Negentien minute (Nineteen Minutes) deur Jodi Picoult is nou in Afrikaans beskikbaar!

Jodi Picoult se uiters aktuele roman oor groepsdruk en boeliegedrag, Negentien minute, is nou in Afrikaans by Jonathan Ball Uitgewers beskikbaar. Meesterlik vertaal deur Daniel Hugo, Negentien minute is ook as e-boek beskikbaar.

Wed – 8th Jul 2020

The master of legal thrillers is back – find out more about Scott Turow’s new book The Last Trial

Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow’s The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense and questions how we measure a life.

Thu – 2nd Jul 2020

Footnotes, July 2020: 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. …

Wed – 1st Jul 2020

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng to be appointed as the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng has been given the honorary position of Special Rapporteur by The United Nation Human Rights Council.

Mon – 29th Jun 2020

Humankind – the major new book from Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, ‘the folk hero of Davos’

Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thu – 25th Jun 2020

Yes To Life in Spite of Everything – a newly discovered classic by worldwide bestseller Viktor E Frankl (PLUS read an excerpt)

Find hope even in dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece by the 16 million copy bestselling author of Man’s Search For Meaning.

Alligator and Other Stories by Dima Alzayat – a debut short story collection from an exciting talent to watch

In Alligator and Other Stories, Dima Alzayat captures luminously how it feels to be ‘other’: as a Syrian, as an Arab, as an immigrant, as a woman.

Wed – 24th Jun 2020

Midnight Sun – the long-awaited Twilight spinoff by Stephenie Meyer – to be released in August 2020

Number one bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with her highly anticipated new novel Midnight Sun – the iconic love story of Bella and Edward, told from the vampire’s point of view.

Lucinda Riley, author of the Seven Sisters series, will be answering questions from her South African fans!

What’s the one question you’ve always wanted to ask Lucinda Riley about the Seven Sisters series, her creative process or any of her other bestselling books? 

Tue – 23rd Jun 2020

Watch Ken Follett reading an excerpt from his new book, The Evening and the Morning

Here’s a sneak peek of international bestseller Ken Follett’s thrilling new novel, The Evening and the Morning!

Mon – 22nd Jun 2020

‘I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.’ Read an excerpt The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

So begins The Book of Longings, the exquisitely written new novel from Sue Monk Kidd, the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings.

Cheesy pea quinoa risotto – for you and the baby, from Joe Wicks’s Wean in 15

‘Risottos are awesome for adding in any veg you fancy. This one tastes yummy with the cheese. I think you and your baby will enjoy it!’

Fri – 19th Jun 2020

Recht Malan Prize 2020 winner: One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg

Jonathan Ball Publishers are proud to present the winner of the 2020 Recht Malan Prize for Non-fiction: One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg!

Thu – 18th Jun 2020

‘Dear reader’ – Abbie Greaves reveals the inspiration for her debut novel The Silent Treatment

‘I hope that The Silent Treatment will move you and stay with you and make you think of all the things that may go unsaid in your own relationships.’

Free book to teach children about coronavirus available as ebook and audiobook

Not sure how to properly explain the coronavirus to your kids? Download a free children’s book, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Rémy Ngamije seals international publishing deal for his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije’s debut novel The Eternal Audience of One will soon be published in the United States! The Eternal Audience of One was published …

Wed – 17th Jun 2020

New Kazuo Ishiguro novel announced! To be published in March 2021

From the bestselling and Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, a luminous tale about the human heart and what it means to love.

Love Vera? Love Shetland? Love audiobooks? Listen to an excerpt from The Long Call, the first in a new series by Ann Cleeves

Pan Macmillan has shared an excerpt from The Long Call, the captivating first novel in a brand new series from the bestselling creator of Vera and Shetland, Ann Cleeves.