Book extracts

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Akin, the funny and heart-wrenching new novel from bestselling author Emma Donoghue

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine …

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Deon Meyer’s new novel The Last Hunt

Hodder Books has shared an excerpt from The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Read an excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Talking to Strangers, the new book by Malcolm Gladwell.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Jo-Ann Richards’s South African classic The Innocence of Roast Chicken – painful, evocative, beautifully drawn and utterly absorbing

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Read an excerpt from If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais, author of the beloved novel Hum If You Don’t Know the Words

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from If You Want to Make God Laugh, the new novel from Bianca Marais.

‘Her car was on fire, and she was trapped inside’ – Read an excerpt from Kuli Roberts’s debut novel Siren

BlackBird Books has shared an extract from Siren, the debut novel by Kuli Roberts.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Long Call – the first novel in a new series by Ann Cleeves (Vera and Shetland)

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12 myths about rape – read an excerpt from Rape: A South African Nightmare by Pumla Dineo Gqola

Why has South Africa been labelled the ‘world’s rape capital’? What don’t we as South Africans understand about rape?

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Fiona Cummins’s ‘creepy as hell’ new thriller, The Neighbour

The Neighbour is a twisting tale about a quiet neighbourhood that’s hiding a deadly secret.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Phumlani Pikoli’s debut novel Born Freeloaders – hot off the press!

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Born Freeloaders, the highly anticipated first novel from Phumlani Pikoli.

Bestselling author Tea Obreht reimagines the myths of the American West in Inland

Téa Obreht, the bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife, returns with Inland, a ‘bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West’.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The First Mistake, the riveting new thriller from bestselling author Sandie Jones

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Read an excerpt from Quichotte, the epic new novel from the Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie’s incredible Booker Prize-shortlisted new novel, Quichotte, is now available.

Friday Night Book Club: Privilege and power, family and obligation – Read an excerpt from Girl in the Rearview Mirror, the debut thriller from Kelsey Rae Dimberg

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Girl in the Rearview Mirror, the twisty, page-turning debut thriller from Kelsey Rae Dimberg.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Alex van Tonder’s carefully crafted psychological thriller A Walk at Midnight

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine …

‘No fires were allowed. No lights. Two hours sleep, two hours on guard.’ – Read an extract from Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp

Read an extract from Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp by writer and film director Greg Latter. 

Read an extract from The Nickel Boys – the new novel by Colson Whitehead, based on a real reform school that destroyed thousands of children’s lives

Read an extract from The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead – the gorgeous, dazzling and heartbreaking new novel from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad.