Finuala Dowling

Programme announced for Open Book Festival! (26-27 Mar)

After an absence of two years as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Open Book Festival returns with an exciting two-day, in-person event!

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

‘That’s worse than war.’ Find out what it was like to live in and to live through a time of plague, with Howard Phillips

Watch Howard Phillips discussing the moving and fascinating memories of survivors of the last great plague in South Africa, the ‘Spanish’ flu of 1918.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of A Poor Season for Whales by award-winning author Michiel Heyns

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual launch of Michiel Heyns’s new novel A Poor Season for Whales.

A Poor Season for Whales by Michiel Heyns, ‘a clever, bitingly funny novel’

A Poor Season for Whales, the new novel from award-winning author Michiel Heyns, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of a new edition of Jo-Anne Richards’s bestselling book The Innocence of Roast Chicken (7 Nov)

Join Jo-Anne Richards at Exclusive Books for a celebration of the new edition of her bestselling book The Innocence of Roast Chicken.

Join Vivian Bickford-Smith and Bill Nasson at Kalk Bay Books for the launch of Illuminating Lives

Please join us for the launch of Illuminating Lives: Biographies of Fascinating People from South African History edited by Vivian Bickford-Smith and Bill Nasson. They will be in conversation with Finula Dowling.

Poetry publishers and self-published poets invited to enter the 2018 Ingrid Jonker Prize

THE 2018 INGRID JONKER PRIZE FOR ENGLISH POETRY This is a call for submissions for the Ingrid Jonker Prize 2018. Publishers or …