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2021 SA Book Awards winners announced – Refiloe Moahloli’s How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? takes top prize

The winners of the 2021 SA Book Awards were announced on Wednesday, 6 October, during a virtual ceremony.

Marguerite Poland wins 2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Award for Fiction

Doyenne of the South African literary landscape Marguerite Poland was awarded the 2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Award for Fiction for her historical novel A Sin of Omission.

Jacaranda Books now available in South Africa through Jonathan Ball Publishers

Multi-award-winning independent publisher Jacaranda Books has partnered with Hachette UK to expand its sales and distribution offering.

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi wins the 2021 Women’s Prize

Jonathan Ball Publishers is delighted to share that Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women’s Prize for fiction with her spellbinding novel, Piranesi.

Nege LAPA-skrywers benoem vir die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2021!

Die finaliste vir die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2021 is pas aangekondig! Veels geluk en sterkte aan al die LAPA-skrywers.

Fanie Viljoen, Andre Trantraal en Linki Brand wen ATKV-Kinderboektoekennings 2021

ATKV-Kinderboektoekennings 2021: Veels geluk aan Fanie Viljoen, André Trantraal en Linki Brand met jul onderskeie toekennings!

Deon Wiggett en Hannes Barnard benoem vir die kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse 2021!

Aandag! Veels geluk aan Deon Wiggett en Hannes Barnard wie se boeke pas benoem is vir die kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse 2021.

Nuut by Naledi! Die wrede relaas van Vuilgat en Stilte: ’n radikale teks deur Aryan Kaganof

Vreemd, eksperimenteel en totaal anders: Die wrede relaas van Vuilgat en Stilte deur Aryan Kaganof is nou beskikbaar by Naledi!

Damon Galgut’s latest novel The Promise longlisted for prestigious Booker Prize

Penguin Random House SA is delighted to announce that renowned South African author Damon Galgut has scored a hat-trick with his third nomination for the Booker Prize.

The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology longlist announced

The 2020 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award longlist has been announced!

Tsitsi Dangarembga awarded 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded the 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the PEN Pinter Prize – to celebrate buy This Mournable Body at 50% off!

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.

Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse is terug op die rakke! Gou spring voor dit weer uitverkoop

Aandag! Fortuine: Die wel en wee van Afrikaner-magnate is nou weer landswyd by toonaangewende boekwinkels beskikbaar.

BirdLife South Africa honours ‘Forgotten Scientist’ Saul Sithole with the Saul Sithole Memorial Library

Lorato Trok’s book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole tells the story of a pioneering black scientist whose great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa has been ignored and largely forgotten.

First ever children’s book published in endangered N|uu language

The first ever children’s book in the near-extinct San language of N|uu has been published.

A publishing first! Shubnum Khan’s memoir How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo will be released in India

Shubnum Khan’s memoir How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo: And Other Strange And Wonderful Stories will be published in India!

Find out more about the book behind the Oscar-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher

From the Oscar Award Winning Netflix Documentary, My Octopus Teacher, comes Sea Change, the book that started it all!

Gangster State book provided information that led to Ace Magashule’s suspension

In November 2020, Ace Magashule and 15 co-accused were charged with fraud, theft, corruption and money laundering in relation to the Free State’s controversial R255-million asbestos audit contract.

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.