Book events

Don’t miss Meera Senthilingam, author of Outbreaks and Epidemics, taking part in Blackwell’s virtual book festival

Blackwell’s Books, a UK-based bookshop, has been hosting a range of fabulous author events this week.

Don’t miss the virtual launch of Bruce Whitfield’s new book The Upside of Down, with growth expert Pavlo Phitidis (1 Apr)

Join Pan Macmillan for the virtual launch of Bruce Whitfield’s first book, The Upside of Down: How Chaos and Uncertainty Breed Opportunity in South Africa.

Joburgers! Love Books remains open and is ready to deliver books (and wine!) to your door

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, Love Books, is waiting for your order! Joburg’s favourite independent bookshop Love Books is offering a free courier …

Capetonians! Don’t want to leave the house? Get The Book Lounge to come to you!

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, The Book Lounge, is ready and waiting for your order! Cape Town’s favourite independent bookshop The Book Lounge …

Join the Virtual Book Launch for Irna van Zyl’s new novel Blood Stone on Twitter (18 Mar 2020)

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, The Reading List will host a virtual book launch for Irna van Zyl’s new crime novel Blood Stone this evening! (6 pm, Wednesday 18 March 2020.)

2020 Franschhoek Literary Festival cancelled because of COVID-19

The Franschhoek Literary Festival, which was due to take place from 15 to 17 May 2020 in Cape Town, has been cancelled, ‘in light of the growing concerns about the global spread of COVID-19’.

Durban’s Time of the Writer book festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic (alternative digital version being planned)

Book events are being cancelled all over the world in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest loss is Durban’s Time of the Writer Festival. 

Love Books and The Book Lounge cancel book launches until further notice – but will need your support, so keep buying books! (Home delivery available)

Two of our favourite independent bookshops, Love Books and The Book Lounge, have announced that they have decided to cancel all book launches until further notice.

Moenie die bekendstelling van Alleen onder die maan deur Willem Krog in Johannesburg misloop nie! (24 Maart)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Love Books nooi jou graag na die bekendstelling van Willem Krog se jongste roman, Alleen onder die maan.

Breakfast dialogue: Africa First! author Jakkie Cilliers in conversation with Junior Ngulube at GIBS (20 Mar)

GIBS invites you to a dialogue on Africa’s future with Africa First! author Jakkie Cilliers and Junior Ngulube, vice chairman of Sanlam, Pan African Markets.

Don’t miss the launch of The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia at UCT (24 Mar)

You’re invited to the launch of The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn and Emily van der Merwe.

Join Jakkie Cilliers for a dialogue on Africa’s future at the launch of Africa First! at UJ (19 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution by Jakkie Cilliers at the University of Johannesburg.

Don’t miss The East African Cookbook experience with Shereen Jog in Joburg (19 Mar)

Join Penguin Random House for the multicultural experience of East African cooking at the launch of The East African Cookbook by Shereen Jog.

Get blown away by James-Brent Styan and Anneleigh Jacobsen at this year’s Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town (11-14 Mar)

Come and meet James-Brent Styan and Anneleigh Jacobsen at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town.

Join Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut for the launch of Understanding South Africa at Love Books (12 Mar)

Join Jacana Media at Love Books for the launch of Understanding South Africa by Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut.

Can chaos and uncertainty breed opportunity? Find out at the launch of Bruce Whitfield’s new book The Upside of Down in Joburg (2 Apr)

Join Pan Macmillan for the launch of The Upside of Down: How Chaos and Uncertainty Breed Opportunity in South Africa by Bruce Whitfield, award-winning financial journalist and broadcaster.

Kom neem deel aan ‘n boekgesprek met Irna van Zyl en Chris Karsten by die KKNK (28 Maart)

Penguin Random House SA nooi jou graag na ‘n boekgesprek oor Bloedsteen deur Irna van Zyl en Anderman se vrou deur Chris Karsten by vanjaar se Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees.

Join Irna van Zyl for the launch of her heart-stopping new novel Blood Stone at The Book Lounge (18 Mar)

The Book Lounge and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Blood Stone by Irna van Zyl.

Author tour: Christy Lefteri, bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, will be in South Africa in March!

Christy Lefteri, author of the moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo, will be in Cape Town and Joburg from 10–18 March 2020.