South Africa

Thu – 20th Feb 2020

Penguin Random House South Africa acquires LAPA Publishers

Penguin Random House South Africa, a division of Penguin Random House and the largest English language publisher in South Africa, has announced its purchase of LAPA Publishers, the country’s largest Afrikaans-language publisher, from the ATKV.

‘We read to go to places that our everyday lives don’t make available to us’ – Craig Higginson on his new novel The Book of Gifts

Pan Macmillan SA has shared a video interview with award-winning author Craig Higginson, discussing his fourth novel, The Book of Gifts.

Wed – 19th Feb 2020

Slyp jou tande en maak jou potlode skerp: 100 beste blokraaie van 10 jaar II is hier!

Is jy verslaaf aan blokkiesraaisels? Dan het ons goeie nuus: 100 beste blokraaie van 10 jaar II is nou beskikbaar!

A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success by Maye Musk

Maye Musk’s new book will be published in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers in April!

Tue – 18th Feb 2020

Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (PLUS a visual presentation!) in Kloof (6 Mar)

Kloof Conservancy and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa.

Join James Hendry for the launch of his new novel Reggie and Me at Love Books, with Gail Schimmel (4 Mar)

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of Reggie and Me by James Hendry, author of A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush.

Mon – 17th Feb 2020

Het jy al jou kaartjies gekoop vir die US Woordfees 2020? Hier is al die LAPA skrywers om na uit te sien

Die US Woordfees vind plaas vanaf 5 tot 16 Maart 2020. Het jy al jou kaartjies gekoop? Hier is al die LAPA skrywers wat jy dié jaar op die fees kan raakloop.

Why has Asia developed while Africa lagged? Find out in The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia

The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn and Emily van der Merwe is out in March from Pan Macmillan SA.

The incredibly detailed Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – essential for all bird lovers’ bookshelves

Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – a user friendly field guide that provides a fresh approach to bird watching in southern Africa.

Fri – 14th Feb 2020

Net betyds vir Valentynsdag: ‘n Spesiale aanbod vir liefdesverhaallesers

Is jy lief daarvoor om liefdesverhale te lees? Dan het LAPA Uitgewers se RomanzaKlub die perfekte aanbod vir jou – en net betyds vir Valentysdag. Komaan, bederf jouself!

Valentynsdag-kompetisie: Vertel ons van jou ideale ‘date’ en gunstelingsjokolade en wen!

LAPA is lief vir die liefde, en daarom het ons pas vanoggend twee opwindende kompetisies op ons Facebook-bladsye geloods. Vinnig spring, die kompetisies sluit vanaand om 20:00!

Cover reveal! Feast your eyes on the Catalan Edition of Kopano Matlwa’s Coconut

Kopano Matlwa’s novel Coconut has been published in Catalan by València-based publisher Sembra Llibres!

Thu – 13th Feb 2020

Woordfees 2020: Moenie Jodi Picoult se Skype-onderhoud met Deborah Steinmair en Sara-Jayne Makwala King misloop nie! (10 Maart)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers nooi jou graag na die Skype-bekendstelling van Jodi Picoult se eerste roman in Afrikaans, Die belydenis.

Lira en Mirre: Hier’s als wat jy moet weet oor die eerste twee boeke in Chanette Paul se Vywervrou-trilogie

LAPA Uitgewers het groot nuus – die derde boek in Chanette Paul se Vywervrou-trilogie het pas op ons rakke verskyn. Hier is ‘n kykie na die vorige twee boeke in die reeks, Lira en Mirre, wat in 2019 verskyn het. Watter een was jou gunsteling?

Join consulting dietician Regine du Plessis for the launch of A Slimmer You Cookbook – recipes to help you lose 10kg in 3 months (27 Feb)

Join Regine du Plessis, consulting dietician and author of A Slimmer You Cookbook, in conversation with Richard Sutton, author of The Stress Code.

The winner of the 9th Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award has been announced!

Zukiswa Adonis has won the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem ‘Ubumama’.

Get your hands on a signed copy of Sweat Scale $ell and ask author Pavlo Phitidis your specific questions in Cape Town (3 Mar)

Pan Macmillan and Aurik Business Accelerator invite you to join business growth expert Pavlo Phitidis as he unpacks some of the stories and insights from his book Sweat Scale $ell.

Wed – 12th Feb 2020

Kom vier die bekendstelling van Anel Heydenrych se sielkundige riller Die afloerder in Colesberg (29 Feb)

Jy en jou metgesel word hartlik uitgenooi na die bekendstelling van Die afloerder deur Anel Heydenrych. Dié sielkundige riller, Anel se tweede, speel in en om Colesberg af.