Book extracts

Friday Night Book Club: A woman who must escape her past. A child who must unlock her future. Read an excerpt from Kristin Hannah’s new novel Wild

Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and an excerpt from Wild, the new novel from Kristin Hannah!

‘People make all kinds of assumptions when it comes to names, especially when a name isn’t from around here’ – Read an excerpt from The Ditch by Herman Koch

Pan Macmillan SA has shared an excerpt from The Ditch, the original and playful new novel from Herman Koch.

Listen to an excerpt from Those Who Live In Cages, read by the author Terry-Ann Adams

Those Who Live In Cages by Terry-Ann Adams is out in a few days from Jacana Media!

Video: Hoe lyk ’n hartseer likkewaan? Four Corners-akteur Brendon Daniels lees voor uit Swart Swaan deur Wilken Calitz

Die bekroonde akteur Brendon Daniels het onlangs ’n uittreksel voorgelees uit Wilken Calitz se betowerende debuutroman, Swart Swaan. Kyk na die video.

Friday Night Book Club: Life, death and love in a time of pandemic, read an excerpt from The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and …

[2020 kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse] Lees ’n uittreksel uit Robey Leibbrandt: ’n Lewe van fanatisme deur Albert Blake

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Robey Leibbrandt: ’n Lewe van fanatisme deur Albert Blake – benoem vir die 2020 kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse.

Op die kortlys vir die Jan Rabie-Rapportprys vir nuwe prosa: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp

Die wenner van die Jan Rabie-Rapportprys word op 19 September bekendgemaak. Lees solank ‘n uittreksel uit Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp, ‘n storie waar hoop en wanhoop ’n maalkolk kan raak.

Luister! Deon Lamprecht lees ’n uittreksel voor uit Die Brug: Na die hel en terug in Angola (Plus: Onderhoud)

Deon Lamprecht het onlangs ’n uittreksel voorgelees uit sy jongste boek, Die Brug: Na die hel en terug in Angola. Luister na die voorlesing.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Vivian de Klerk’s must-read debut novel Not to Mention

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and …

Read ‘When my mother came to stay’ – Read an excerpt from Yaa Gyasi’s new novel, Transcendent Kingdom (Plus: Interview)

Read an excerpt from Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, entitled ‘When my mother came to stay’, where the narrator Gifty offers an intimate glimpse at the relationship between a mother and daughter. 

Listen to an excerpt from Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell – A tale of dreams, drugs, love, and madness, and of fame’s Faustian pact

Introducing Utopia Avenue, the spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell! Listen to an excerpt from the first chapter on Soundcloud.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Charlotte Levin’s powerful and darkly funny novel If I Can’t Have You

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend.

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Zola deur Johan Jack Smith, wenner van die gesogte 2020 Eugène Marais-prys vir ’n debuutroman

In die hardebaard-riller Zola probeer twee speurders ’n reeksmoordenaar vastrek wat in die strate van Johannesburg verwoesting saai, met jong meisies as sy teiken. Lees ’n uittreksel.

Friday Night Book Club: A debut novel that reads like a masterpiece – read an excerpt from Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Get comfortable this evening with some popcorn and an excerpt from Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain – recently longlisted for the Booker Prize!

‘Hoe sal jy die Kaap beskryf? Sonskyn of storms?’ Lees ’n uittreksel uit In sonskyn en storms deur Frenette van Wyk

Skrywer Frenette van Wyk het onlangs ’n kort uittreksel uit haar nuwe e-boek, In sonskyn en storms, op haar Facebook-blad gedeel. Lees die uittreksel.

Friday Night Book Club: Greed. Danger. Treachery. A rare cycad – stolen. Read an excerpt from Tony Park’s latest novel Last Survivor

A priceless plant, a rare African cycad thought to be extinct and prized by collectors, has been discovered, then stolen.

15 tips for happy, healthy sex, from Tiffany Kagure Mugo’s new book Quirky Quick Guide to Having Great Sex

Kwela Books has shared an excerpt from Quirky Quick Guide to Having Great Sex by Tiffany Kagure Mugo!

‘Die hamer tref die houtpen met ’n dowwe knal’ – Lees ’n uittreksel uit Jan Vermeulen se gotiese riller, Nagjagter

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Nagjagter deur Jan Vermeulen, nou beskikbaar by jou naaste boekwinkel en as e-boek.

Pigs, Love and a Bride Bereft – read an excerpt from Loves and Miracles of Pistola, the debut novel from Hilary Prendini Toffoli

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Hilary Prendini Toffoli’s novel Loves and Miracles of Pistola.