South Africa

Yesterday

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of No Longer Whispering to Power by Thandeka Gqubule tonight

David Krut Projects and Jonathan Ball Publishers to invite you to the book launch of No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule.

Join Thandeka Gqubule for the Cape Town launch of No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule.

Assured, thoughtful and funny: Find out more about Free Association, the new novel by Steven Boykey Sidley

Free Association, the new novel by Steven Boykey Sidley, takes a deep and satiric dive into the worlds we imagine for ourselves and the lives we actually live.

Jassy Mackenzie on what it was like to collaborate with writing powerhouse James Patterson

Jassy Mackenzie chatted to SABC Morning Live about collaborating with bestselling author James Patterson on her latest book, Private Gold.

3 Joburg launches for Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia confirmed, plus events in the Vaal and Pretoria

uHlanga Press has announced three Johannesburg launches for Koleka Putuma’s debut collection of poems, Collective Amnesia.

Friday – 19th May 2017

Enjoy a literary feast with Pan Macmillan at this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival

Pan Macmillan authors on the Franschhoek Literary Festival programme include Mohale Mashigo, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Rebecca Davis and Dikgang Moseneke – and many others!

Tuesday – 16th May 2017

Win a signed copy of The Inside-out Man by Fred Strydom!

Enter the Penguin Random House South Africa competition to win one of three signed copies of The Inside-out Man by Fred Strydom!

‘Unputdownable’ – Karina M Szczurek reviews Asylum, a new spec-fic thriller by Marcus Low

Karina M Szczurek has written a glowing review of Asylum, a new post-apocalyptic thriller by Marcus Low, for the Cape Times.

Monday – 15th May 2017

2017 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction has been announced!

2017 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize shortlist announced

After months of evaluation and deliberation it is finally time to reveal the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, in association with Porcupine Ridge. The winner, who will receive R100 000, will be announced on Saturday June 24.

Sunday – 14th May 2017

You have the power to save South African publishing! – a message from Paige Nick

Paige Nick has shared a ‘Sunday thought’ about the South African book world.

Friday – 12th May 2017

Lidudumalingani’s Caine Prize-winning story ‘Memories We Lost’ translated into Spanish

María J López, an academic based at the University of Córdoba, Spain, has translated Lidudumalingani’s short story ‘Memories We Lost’ into Spanish for the Cuban-based journal Revolución y Cultura.

Thursday – 11th May 2017

A must-read for aspiring writers: Nick Mulgrew’s open letter about the state of South African poetry

The open submissions period inspired uHlanga’s publisher, Nick Mulgrew, to write an open letter about poetry in South Africa,and what he believes writers could learn from his experience.

Read an excerpt from No Longer Whispering to Power, the new biography of Thuli Madonsela

HuffPost SA has published an exclusive extract from the unauthorised biography of former public protector Thuli Madonsela.

Read Zakes Mda’s fantastic response to ‘Do you get writer’s block?’

Zakes Mda has written a great response to a fan who asked ‘Don’t you ever get writer’s block?’

Forget flowers – spoil your mum with books!

Enter the Penguin Random House South Africa Mother’s Day competition!

Don’t miss Pan Macmillan authors at the Kingsmead Book Fair!

Will we see you at the Kingsmead Book Fair this weekend?

Wednesday – 10th May 2017

Don’t miss the launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh, with Ferial Haffajee

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to join them for the launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Tuesday – 9th May 2017

Michiel Heyns chats to the Sunday Times about his new novel I am Pandarus

Anton Ferreira chatted to Michiel Heyns recently for the Sunday Times about his new retelling of Troilus and Criseyde, I am Pandarus.

Don’t miss Imraan Coovadia and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim at the Goethe-Institut Literary Crossroads

Imraan Coovadia and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg for a Literary Crossroads conversation on 16 May.