South Africa

Friday – 23rd June 2017

The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards to be announced on Saturday – see the shortlists

The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards will be announced on Saturday, June 24. The winners of the Alan Paton Award …

Thursday – 22nd June 2017

Don’t miss the launch of Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverick by Daryl Ilbury at The Book Lounge

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverick – tonight!

The Hustle Defined: A practical example from DJ Sbu’s book Billionaire$ Under Construction

Sbusiso Leope, popularly known as DJ Sbu, has shared a video of a practical example of one of the things he teaches in his book Billionaire$ Under Construction: The Mindset of an Entrepreneur.

Wednesday – 21st June 2017

New book festival to be launched in Tshwane: Tjo!StoryFest – Everyone Has A Story

The residents of Tshwane are in for a unique treat. They will be closing off Youth Month and welcoming Mandela Month with a new, exciting edition to the cultural calendar: Tjo!StoryFest!

Don’t miss the launch of Guide to Sieges of South Africa by Nicki von der Heyde

There will be two Cape Town launches for Guide to Sieges of South Africa by Nicki von der Heyde.

Steven Boykey Sidley chats about his new book, Free Association

Life, in a Garden hosted Steven Boykey Sidley for the launch of his new book Free Association.

Caine Prize winner announced soon – listen to the shortlisted stories read by the authors

The winner of the £10,000 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing will be announced at Senate House Library, London, in partnership with …

Monday – 19th June 2017

Mohale Mashigo lists five books she recommends for every South African library

Mohale Mashigo, author of The Yearning, recommends: Zakes Mda – Ways of Dying, Koleka Putuma – Collective Amnesia, Bessie Head – Maru, Alex Eliseev – Cold Case Confession and Tsitsi Dangarembga – Nervous Conditions.

Wilbur Smith chats about the success of his latest book, Pharaoh

In his new worldwide number one bestseller, Pharaoh, Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt and transports you to extraordinary times.

Don’t miss the launch of The Man Who Founded the ANC in Rosebank

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Man Who Founded the ANC by Bongani Ngqulunga.

Thursday – 15th June 2017

Deon Meyer’s new post-apocalyptic thriller, Fever, taking the world by storm

Deon Meyer’s new post-apocalyptic thriller, Fever, has raced to number one on the South African bestseller lists.

New 40th anniversary edition of Steve Biko’s I Write What I Like

This 40th anniversary edition includes a Foreword by Njabulo S Ndebele, personal reflections on Steve Biko and Black Consciousness, as well as Biko’s first known published piece of writing.

Win a hamper of books for Father’s Day!

Three winners will each receive a hamper of books for Father’s Day!

Wednesday – 14th June 2017

Watch a video of Sally Andrew reading from her second Tannie Maria mystery, The Satanic Mechanic

I was maybe too hungry for love and ended up with murder on my plate.

‘Very thrilling indeed’ – Pamela Power reviews Gail Schimmel’s The Park

Pamela Power has given Gail Schimmel’s new novel The Park a glowing review for the Sunday Times.

Eusebius McKaiser chats to Thandeka Gqubule about her new biography of Thuli Madonsela

Eusebius McKaiser was in conversation with journalist and author Thandeka Gqubule about her book No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela on his show on 702 earlier today.

Writers and photographers: The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology call for submissions

An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa.

Monday – 12th June 2017

Join Steven Boykey Sidley and Richard Poplak at Love Books for the launch of Free Association

Join Steven Boykey Sidley and Richard Poplak at Love Books this Wednesday for the launch of Free Association!

Friday – 9th June 2017

The indignity of pit toilets and the importance of Thuli Madonsela’s lesser-known reports

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule.

Thursday – 8th June 2017

‘I want my legs back’: A personal history of catastrophe by para-athlete Palesa ‘Deejay’ Manaleng

The JRB brings you an exclusive excerpt from a work in progress by Deejay Manaleng, which tells the story of how she became a top South African para-athlete.