Non-fiction

Fri – 12th Jul 2024

New book alert! Find out more about Quiet Time With the President: A Doctor’s Story about Learning to Listen

Quiet Time With the President: A Doctor’s Story about Learning to Listen by Peter Friedland with Jill Margo is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 10th Jul 2024

New book alert! Killer Stories – ‘an uprecedented look into the minds of serial murderers’

Killer Stories: Conversations With South African Serial Murderers by Brin Hodgskiss and Nicole Engelbrecht is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Reuel Khoza’s The Spirit of Leadership – a vital and timely book for a country that has lost its moral compass

The Spirit of Leadership: Reflections on Business and Faith by Dr Reuel Khoza is out now from Penguin Random House SA.

Tue – 9th Jul 2024

High Times: The Extraordinary Life of a Joburg Dope Smuggler – the true life story of Michael Medjuck

High Times: The Extraordinary Life of a Joburg Dope Smuggler by Roy Isacowitz and Jeremy Gordin is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thu – 4th Jul 2024

Join Zorah Booley Samaai for the launch of her new cookbook The South African Guide to Gluten-Free Baking

Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of The South African Guide to Gluten-Free Baking by Zorah Booley Samaai!

Wed – 3rd Jul 2024

Riots, knife crime, bikes, buses and Brexit – Boris Johnson’s memoir Unleashed to be published in October 2024

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s memoir Unleashed will be out from Jonathan Ball Publishers on 10 October 2024.

Tue – 2nd Jul 2024

Don’t miss the launch of Crash and Burn – you’ll never think of flying in South Africa in the same way again! (9 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Crash and Burn: A CEO’s Crazy Adventures in the SA Airline Industry by Glenn Orsmond.

Unravelling the truth – James-Brent Styan on Markus Jooste, Steinhoff and his new book, The Dirty Secrets of the Rich and Powerful

Markus Jooste, central to Steinhoff’s collapse, faced parliament unrepentant. James-Brent Styan reflects on their encounter, Jooste’s subsequent demise, and unanswered questions in this thought piece, that also urges vigilance and awareness of the real risk involved in daily dealings.

Crash and Burn by Glenn Orsmond – you’ll never think of flying in South Africa in the same way again

Crash and Burn: A CEO’s Crazy Adventures in the SA Airline Industry by Glenn Orsmond is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 24th Jun 2024

Reviving a passion for birds – Nick Newman chats about honouring his father’s legacy with Newman’s Birds by Colour

Despite growing up in a bird-loving household, Nick Newman didn’t initially share his father Kenneth’s passion for all things feathered. However, as time went on, nature was victorious and Nick made the journey from a bored child driving through the Kruger Park to revising Newman’s Birds by Colour, and honouring his father’s legacy.

Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! Cato Pedder discusses her fascinating new book Moederland: Nine Daughters of South Africa

This week on Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, Cato Pedder, author of Moederland: Nine Daughters of South Africa, is in conversation with publicist Maryam Adams.

Fri – 21st Jun 2024

Coming in July 2024: Right Thing, Right Now, the third book in the bestselling Stoic Virtues series by Ryan Holiday

Right Thing, Right Now: Justice in an Unjust World by Ryan Holiday is out in July from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss Robin Sharma live in Cape Town! (2 Jul)

Bestselling author and top leadership expert Robin Sharma will be in Cape Town for an exclusive event to launch his new book, The Wealth Money Can’t Buy: The 8 Hidden Habits to Live Your Richest Life.

Thu – 20th Jun 2024

New edition! Commando: A Boer Journal of the Anglo-Boer War by Deneys Reitz – the literary masterpiece that transcends time

Jonathan Ball Publishers presents the definitive account of Commando: A Boer Journal of the Anglo-Boer War, published as Deneys Reitz first wrote it in the English translation; edited and annotated by historian and Anglo-Boer War expert Professor Fransjohan Pretorius.

Join James-Brent Styan at The Book Lounge for the launch of his new book The Dirty Secrets of The Rich and Powerful (27 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Dirty Secrets of The Rich and Powerful by James-Brent Styan.

Jacana Literary Foundation reveals standout manuscripts from the third edition of From Pitch to Publication

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) has announced the standout manuscripts from the third season of From Pitch to Publication, an initiative aimed at providing a platform for emerging writers to showcase their work to industry professionals.

Wed – 19th Jun 2024

Can weight-loss drugs really be as good as they sound? In Magic Pill Johann Hari shares his personal experience on Ozempic

Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs by Johann Hari is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘Many people forget that I am separate from Tannie Maria’ – an interview with Sally Andrew on her brand-new cookbook

Sally Andrew, creator of the bestselling Tannie Maria series, has published a cookbook with Penguin Random House!

Tue – 18th Jun 2024

Don’t miss the launch of Richard Steyn’s remarkable new book Rhodes and His Banker at Love Books (2 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Rhodes and His Banker: Empire, Wealth and the Coming of Union by Richard Steyn. 

Thu – 13th Jun 2024

Rhodes and His Banker by Richard Steyn – the story of a remarkable friendship

Rhodes and His Banker: Empire, Wealth and the Coming of Union by Richard Steyn is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.