South Africa

Wed – 12th Feb 2020

Join award-winning author Craig Higginson for the launch of his new novel The Book of Gifts at Love Books (10 Mar)

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Book of Gifts by Craig Higginson.

Tue – 11th Feb 2020

Moenie die bekendstelling van Corali deur Chanette Paul in Hartbeespoort en Pretoria misloop nie (25 en 27 Feb)

LAPA Uitgewers nooi jou graag na die bekendstelling van Corali deur Chanette Paul, die derde boek in haar Vywervrou-trilogie.

Don’t miss the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award winner announcement and award ceremony in Cape Town

The Jacana Literary Foundation in association with the European Union Delegation to South Africa will announce the winners of the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award at a relaxing evening of poetry, cheese and wine. 

Don’t miss the launch of She Down There by Lynton Francois Burger, in conversation with Henrietta Rose-Innes, at Kalk Bay Books

Penguin Random House and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of She Down There by Lynton Francois Burger.

Cover reveal! Changing a Leopard’s Spots – a ‘fantastic, fast-paced adventure and a story of brotherhood’

Changing a Leopard’s Spots, the story of world-renowned wildlife trackers Alex van den Heever and Renias Mhlongo, is out from Pan Macmillan in March!

Mon – 10th Feb 2020

Don’t miss the announcement of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award winner in Joburg (20 Feb)

The Jacana Literary Foundation and Exclusive Books invite you to the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award announcement!

Join extreme adventurer Mike Horn for the launch of his memoir Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica in Cape Town (20 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by explorer Mike Horn.

Nuut by LAPA: Corali, die finale boek in Chanette Paul se Vywervrou-trilogie (Plus: video)

Nuut by LAPA: Corali is die derde deel van die Vywervrou-trilogie wat gaan oor vroue en mans wat hulle lewenslesse op die moeilike manier leer, maar nie moed opgee nie.

Don’t miss the launch of Litha Hermanus’s debut novel, The Eyes of the Naked, at Wits (6 March)

Penguin Random House invites you to the launch of The Eyes of the Naked by Litha Hermanus.

Mohale Mashigo wins inaugural Philida Literary Award – ‘It is an incredible honour’

Mohale Mashigo has been announced as the winner of the first annual Philida Literary Award, named in honour of the late author André Brink’s final published novel, Philida.

Fri – 7th Feb 2020

Don’t miss the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by Mike Horn in Cape Town (19 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica by explorer Mike Horn.

LAPA en Lizz Meiring stel bekend: Soete sonde, ’n versameling stories oor die verleidelikste ding op aarde – sjokolade

In Soete sonde ondersoek bekende skrywers en nuwe stemme die tekstuur van sjokolade in al sy heerlike vorme – van lewensredder tot moordwapen.

New book alert! The Eyes of the Naked, the debut novel by Litha Hermanus

Amid the chaos, he’d fled on foot from the crime scene. He ran under the cover of night, his escape aided by a series of broken street lamps. He’d come away with nothing save the clothes on his back – and now his son.

Thu – 6th Feb 2020

Photo profile: A day in the life of wildlife guide, musician and author James Hendry

Author James Hendry takes us behind the scenes in the bush, where he lives, makes music and writes his books. Hendry’s first …

Cover reveal! Mark Winkler’s forthcoming novel, Due South of Copenhagen

Due South of Copenhagen, the new novel from Mark Winkler, will be out from Umuzi in April! Due South of Copenhagen is …

‘Your birth mother didn’t want you.’ Read an excerpt from Sacrificed, Chanette Paul’s US debut

Catalyst Press has shared an excerpt from Chanette Paul’s novel Sacrificed.

Tue – 4th Feb 2020

Mon – 3rd Feb 2020

‘Hul pa was die ja en amen. Jy moes alles glo en kon nie vir jouself dink nie’: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels: My 16 jaar in die Springs hel soos vertel aan joernalis Susan Cilliers

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa – An invaluable guide that will appeal to professional entomologists, gardeners and nature enthusiasts alike

This lavishly illustrated popular guide includes newly described species and subspecies, and the most recent taxonomic changes based on DNA studies.

Reggie and Me, a James Hendry novel about a young South African who hasn’t learnt the rules

James Hendry – the bestselling author of A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush – has a new novel out from Pan Macmillan this month!