Memoir

The Long and Winding Road – Lesley Pearse’s harrowing, gripping, powerful memoir

Lesley Pearse’s extraordinary life story The Long and Winding Road is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of Margie Orford’s memoir Love and Fury at The Book Lounge (2 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Love and Fury: A Memoir by Margie Orford.

New book alert! Margie Orford’s compelling, intimate and profound memoir Love and Fury

Love and Fury: A Memoir by bestselling crime writer Margie Orford is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Jojo – Strictly star Johannes Radebe’s uplifting memoir about overcoming struggles and finding joy

Jojo celebrates the incredible journey that Johannes Radebe has been on so far – out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Join Caster Semenya in Durban for the launch of her memoir The Race to Be Myself (21 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Race to Be Myself by Caster Semenya.

New book alert! The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Britney Spears’s new autobiography The Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith and hope.

‘Appearances can be deceiving’ – Worthy, a deeply introspective autobiography by Jada Pinkett Smith

Worthy – the gripping, painfully honest and ultimately inspirational memoir from Hollywood star and talk show host Jada Pinkett Smith – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Coming 31 October! The Race to Be Myself by Caster Semenya – the coming-of-age story of an iconic athlete

Caster Semenya’s biography The Race to Be Myself will be published on 31 October 2023 by Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thicker Than Water by Kerry Washington – a deeply moving, bravely intimate memoir

Thicker Than Water by Kerry Washington is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of Dearest MaRiky: A Mother’s Journey through Grief, Trauma and Healing by Louisa Zondo at Love Books (30 May)

Love Books and Jacana Media invite you to the launch of Dearest MaRiky: A Mother’s Journey through Grief, Trauma and Healing by Louisa Zondo.

Dearest MaRiky: A Mother’s Journey through Grief, Trauma and Healing – Louisa Zondo heals through life and death

From the depths of despair to the heights of Mount Everest, Louisa Zondo’s journey through grief is a powerful testament to the human spirit.

[Video] Watch an animated excerpt from Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono, read by the author

Bono – artist, activist and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2 – has written his autobiography: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him.

Who I Am by Melanie C – from small-town girl to overnight Spice Girls icon

Who I Am – for the first time ever, Melanie C, aka Sporty Spice, tells her amazing life story in her own words and gives a full and honest account of what life was really like in The Spice Girls.

Out now! Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry

Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing – the extraordinarily open and honest autobiography of acclaimed Friends star Matthew Perry – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the Gauteng launches of Kumi Naidoo’s forthcoming memoir Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker (1-3 Nov)

Join Jacana Media at the Gauteng launch events for Kumi Naidoo’s forthcoming memoir Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker.

‘Once you’ve read this book you will never be the same again’ – Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker by Kumi Naidoo

Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker by Kumi Naidoo is out in November from Jacana Media.

Hoerkind: Die memoires van ’n randeier deur Herman Lategan – ’n aangrypende relaas oor verlies en oorwinning

Hoerkind is ’n aangrypende relaas oor verlies én oorwinning wat jou sal laat lag, en jou hart ’n paar keer breek.

Deeply personal, brutally honest and riveting: Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis

The eagerly anticipated memoir from the multi-award winning actress and producer traces an inspirational path from Viola Davis’ upbringing in Rhode Island to her critically acclaimed performances in Hollywood and on Broadway.

A Pocketful of Happiness – an intimate and uplifting memoir by Richard E Grant – to be published in September 2022

Jonathan Ball Publishers is delighted to be bringing Richard E Grant’s memoir, A Pocketful of Happiness, to South Africa this September!

Unforgiven: Face to Face with my Father’s Killer – Liz McGregor’s searing, intimate memoir

Unforgiven: Face to Face with my Father’s Killer by Liz McGregor is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.