New books

‘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.

‘A Nearly Normal Family will make you question everything you know about those closest to you.’ – Karin Slaughter

Available now from Pan Macmillan, MT Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family will have you on the edge of your seat.

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.

Introduce children to the local art scene with Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne

Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne is out in September from Jacana Media.

A slowly unfurling nightmare – Someone We Know, the gripping new thriller by Shari Lapena

Someone We Know – the new domestic suspense novel from Shari Lapena, the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest.

New cookbook alert: My Vegetarian Braai – even meat-eaters will be seduced!

My Vegetarian Braai by Adele Maartens is out now from Penguin Random House!

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.

There’s nothing gung-ho in the pages of Angolsh – only stubborn dirt, stifling heat, tough guys and tortured souls

From the pen of award-winning writer and film director Greg Latter comes a war memoir like no other – Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp.

New book alert! Alex van Tonder’s ‘dark, deadly and beautiful’ psychological thriller A Walk at Midnight

Alex van Tonder’s new book, A Walk at Midnight, is out from Pan Macmillan SA on 2 September 2019. It’s a must read!

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.

Breaking news: Miché Solomon/Zephany Nurse will be telling her story at the Open Book Festival

Miché Solomon and Joanne Jowell will discuss the astonishing new memoir Zephany: Two Mothers One Daughter at the Open Book Festival in September. …

The South African economy has a secret weapon – read all about it in Palesa Lengolo’s new book Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You

New from Penguin Random House SA by stokvel expert Palesa Lengolo – Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You.

Cover reveal! The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga

Out in October 2019 from MFBooks Joburg – The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga.

Join Vincent Carruthers for a magical journey of discovery as he launches his new book Cradle of Life in Magaliesberg (24 Aug)

The Struik Nature Club invites you to the launch of Cradle of Life: The Story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, by celebrated environmentalist Vincent Carruthers.

Becoming Nigerian by Elnathan John – a tongue-in-cheek look at Nigeria’s relationship to itself

Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide by Elnathan John moves between the sublime and the ridiculous, deftly capturing both the hilarity and the horror of Nigeria.

New book alert! Zadie Smith’s dazzling, first-ever short story collection Grand Union

Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith will be published in October 2019 by Penguin Random House.

Andrew Pike captures the greatest maritime rescue in South African history in Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue

In Against All Odds, maritime lawyer Andrew Pike recreates the compelling drama and extraordinary heroism of the greatest maritime rescue in South African history.

Ghost Fire – the brand new novel by Wilbur Smith – an epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage

Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith is out from Jonathan Ball Publishers on 22 August 2019!