Competitions

Win one of two Christmas hampers – each with eight of your favourite local and international books

You could win one of two amazing hampers of some of our favourite books this Christmas.

Find the secret painted door somewhere in Johannesburg and win with The Starless Sea!

Far beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories …

Win a SIGNED copy of Knife, the new thriller from bestselling author Jo Nesbo!

One lucky reader will win a copy of Knife, the gripping new book in Jo Nesbo’s intense and brilliant Harry Hole crime series.

Win 1 of 5 dazzling The Book of Dust hampers!

Five lucky winners will each receive a The Book of Dust Volume Two hamper! Each hamper includes: A copy of The Book of Dust #2: The Secret Commonwealth, tote bag, limited edition enamel pin, four badges, His Dark Materials print, and a very special limited edition metal bookmark.

Win a SIGNED copy of Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize-winning new novel The Testaments!

Penguin Random House is giving away a series of books signed by their authors – exclusive to The Reading List readers!

Win a SIGNED copy of Haruki Murakami’s new novel Killing Commendatore!

Penguin Random House is giving away a series of books signed by their authors – exclusive to The Reading List readers!

Win a signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, plus a Lux hamper worth R1000!

One lucky reader stands a chance to win a book hamper, including signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, courtesy of Penguin Random House!

Win a copy of Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s debut novel The Mourning Bird – winner of the 2019 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award

You can stand a chance to win a copy of Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s debut novel The Mourning Bird. Here’s how:

Timeless and Trendsetting – Win a spectacular Penguin Classics box set including 80 books!

WIN 1 of 2 hampers with a Little Black Classics box set (80 books in the Little Black Classics series), a Penguin Black Classics canvas tote bag, PLUS a set of limited edition Penguin Classics temporary tattoos!

WIN a hamper including Field Guide to Mushrooms, Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, PLUS an entomology toolkit worth R1170!

WIN 1 of 2 hampers that include a copy of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa, Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, PLUS an entomology toolkit worth R1,170!

Facts stranger than fiction? Enter here to WIN a book hamper of some of the best local non-fiction titles out this month

Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of The 7 Things Every Young Black Entrepreneur Should Know, Invest Your Way To Wealth, and The SABC8!

Competition time! Win a Father’s Day book hamper from Jacana Media

Share your fondest memory of your father and you could win a book hamper from Jacana Media!

WIN 1 of 3 pairs of impeccably written novels by the award-winning authors Masande Ntshanga and Lauri Kubuitsile

Shake up your shelf life! Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of Triangulum AND But Deliver Us From Evil, courtesy of Penguin Random House!

Asymptote Journal announces a new essay writing contest judged by JM Coetzee

Asymptote, a journal dedicated to world literature in translation, has announced a new contest, to be judged by JM Coetzee.

Disruption: Short Story Day Africa Announces 2019 Theme

In 2019, Short Story Day Africa is seeking short fiction exploring disruption, especially but not limited to climate and environ[mental] disruption.

Enter here to WIN 1 of 3 hampers including Gangster State, How to Succeed in the African Market and How to Get a SARS Refund for Small Businesses

Win one of three book hampers including Gangster State, How to Succeed in the African Market and How to Get a SARS Refund for Small Businesses!

Autumn Reading competition – win a hamper of 8 new international reads

Brighten up even the rainiest day with one of these sensational new international books, now available at leading bookstores nationwide and online.

WIN 1 of 3 copies of Zakes Mda’s new novel, The Zulus of New York, his most heartbreaking love story yet

Three lucky readers will win a copy of Zakes Mda’s new novel, The Zulus of New York, courtesy of Penguin Random House!