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The Guardian of Lies, the new novel from Kate Furnivall – a powerful story of a young woman sucked into the horrors of the start of the Cold War

The Guardian of Lies – a thrilling new novel from Kate Furnivall, the bestselling author of The Russian Concubine, The Italian Wife and The Betrayal!

‘Fierce and lyrical, furious and humane, this is the work of a master historian’ – The Night Trains by Charles van Onselen

The Night Trains: Moving Mozambican Miners to and from the Witwatersrand Mines, 1902–1955, by Charles van Onselen, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Announcement: Buried – the first in an exciting new series from Lynda La Plante – coming April 2020

Buried, the first novel in a brand-new series from bestselling author Lynda La Plante, will be out in March 2020!

Cover reveal! The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel – the stunning conclusion to the Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy

With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving This Sh*thole! (17 Sep)

Howzit guys! You’re invited to join us for a night of caucasity with Coconut Kelz to celebrate her new book, Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving this Shithole.

New book alert! One Day In Bethlehem by award-winning author Jonny Steinberg

One Day In Bethlehem, the new book by Jonny Steinberg, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg.

Cover reveal! Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving this Shithole – the new book by Lesego Tlhabi

Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving this Shithole is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Every ending marks the start of something new – The First Time Lauren Pailing Died, the debut novel by Alyson Rudd

Lauren Pailing is born in the sixties, and a child of the seventies. She is thirteen years old the first time she dies.

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.  

Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu? – a thought-provoking and moving anthology edited by Niq Mhlongo

Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?, edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

The only way to get your child back, is to kidnap another child … you are now part of The Chain – new by Adrian McKinty

The only way to get your child back, is to kidnap another child. Adrian McKinty’s new psychological thriller The Chain is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘A cool new generation of spy novel’ – The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby

Stylish and assured, The Most Difficult Thing is an irresistible combination of contemporary espionage and domestic suspense, and a compulsive, highly charged examination of betrayal.

Impossible to put down – Phoebe Locke’s ‘twisty and haunting’ new thriller The July Girls

The July Girls by Phoebe Locke is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Listen to an excerpt from Friday Black, the unforgettable and explosive debut short story collection by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Listen to an excerpt from Friday Black, the piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo – one of the most highly anticipated non-fiction debuts of 2019

Desire as we’ve never seen it before: Three Women is a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women.

Find out more about The Nickel Boys – the chilling, masterful new novel from Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys – the gorgeous, dazzling and heartbreaking new novel from Colson Whitehead.

Join Andrew Pike for the launches of Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue, a gripping account of SA’s biggest maritime investigation (26 Aug–3 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the book launches of Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue by Andrew Pike.

Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds – the remarkable story of the first black South African to captain a Springbok rugby team

Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds by Jeremy Daniel is out in September 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Why do South Africans find crime fiction so fascinating? Listen to author Amy Heydenrych share a deeply personal story

Shame on You author Amy Heydenrych speaks out about a personal experience that shaped her writing.