South Africa

Fri – 15th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the launch of North by Frank Owen, the pen name of Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer (19 Feb)

Penguin Random House and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of North by Frank Owen, the pen name of Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer.

New Wilbur Smith novel announced! King of Kings – an epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war

King of Kings brings together two of Wilbur Smith’s greatest families in the sequel to Triumph of the Sun.

Career opportunities: Jacana Media is hiring! (Production Assistant)

Jacana Media, South Africa’s fastest-growing independent publisher, is seeking a levelheaded production assistant who will do what it takes to get the job done.

Thu – 14th Feb 2019

Read Chapter 1 of The Mastermind – the true story of Paul Le Roux, the brilliant international crime boss from Krugersdorp

Read an excerpt from The Mastermind – the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the coder from Krugersdorp who became an international crime boss.

The Stress Code: From Surviving to Thriving by Richard Sutton – a scientific model for stress resilience

Supported by extensive scientific research, Richard Sutton’s new book The Stress Code offers practical tools and skills to buffer the adverse effects of stress and enhance functionality and health.

Join Deon Maas for the launch of Witboy in Berlin in Johannesburg

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Witboy in Berlin by Deon Maas.

‘The Tsafendas portrayed in The Man Who Killed Apartheid is an absolute treasure’ – Percy Zvomuya

Percy Zvomuya has reviewed The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas for New Frame.

Wed – 13th Feb 2019

Listen to Nthikeng Mohlele talking to The Cheeky Natives about his love of writing and music

The Cheeky Natives have released their podcast with Nthikeng Mohlele, to celebrate the publication of his new book Illumination.

Cover reveal! A brand new edition of Nthikeng Mohlele’s debut novel The Scent of Bliss

The Scent of Bliss, the seminal debut novel from award-winning author Nthikeng Mohlele, is being released in a new edition!

Tue – 12th Feb 2019

The Mastermind – The extraordinary story of Paul Le Roux from Krugersdorp, who became an international digital-age crime boss

The extraordinary story of Paul Le Roux – one of the world’s most prolific criminals – and the US government’s clandestine efforts to bring him down.

Everyone is Present events in Johannesburg, London and New York

If you missed Terry Kurgan’s packed book launches in Johannesburg, here’s one more chance to catch her.

Mon – 11th Feb 2019

‘Only sons could carry the family name’ – Read an excerpt from Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Son of the House, the debut novel by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia.

Don’t miss the launch of David Brock Katz’s new book South Africans versus Rommel in Joburg (Feb 21)

Delta Books and Bookdealers invite you to the launch of South Africans versus Rommel by David Brock Katz.

Don’t miss a book discussion around We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

“Combining personal reflections, essays, poetry and analyses, the book provides an insiders’ perspective on the movement, which swept university campuses across the country from 2015 and boldly challenged the status quo.”

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Fri – 8th Feb 2019

Join Carol Campbell in Somerset West for the launch of her latest novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear (7 March)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books Somerset West invite you to the launch of The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear by award-winning author Carol Campbell.

Join Nthikeng Mohlele for the Joburg launch of his new novel, Illumination (27 Feb)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of Illumination, the new novel by Nthikeng Mohlele.

Zakes Mda’s novel The Zulus of New York is coming soon – Joburg and Cape Town launch details here!

Zakes Mda’s new novel, The Zulus of New York, will be published by Umuzi in March 2019.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s new novel Illumination

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

Thu – 7th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Dead of Night, the new book by bestselling, award-winning author Michael Stanley (13 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Michael Stanley’s latest novel, Dead of Night.