News

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng to be appointed as the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng has been given the honorary position of Special Rapporteur by The United Nation Human Rights Council.

Pan Macmillan SA stance on the South African publishing landscape

In this seminal moment, remaining silent and neutral on these matters of representation and commitment to change is not an option.

Recht Malan Prize 2020 winner: One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg

Jonathan Ball Publishers are proud to present the winner of the 2020 Recht Malan Prize for Non-fiction: One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg!

Rémy Ngamije seals international publishing deal for his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije’s debut novel The Eternal Audience of One will soon be published in the United States! The Eternal Audience of One was published …

Angela Makholwa’s novel The Blessed Girl shortlisted for Comedy Women in Print Prize

Pan Macmillan South Africa is delighted to announce that Angela Makholwa’s fourth novel, The Blessed Girl, published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury, has been shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize.

The Man Who Killed Apartheid by Harris Dousemetzis shortlisted for prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize

The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas by Harris Dousemetzis with Gerry Loughran has been shortlisted for the prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh wins Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Reporting for his book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture

Congratulations to Pieter-Louis Myburgh, who has won the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Reporting!

Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction a second time!

Huge congratulations to Colson Whitehead, whose remarkable novel The Nickel Boys has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Selfpublikasie: Maak jou boekdroom waar met Paper Frog Publishing, ’n onderafdeling van LAPA en Penguin Random House SA

Baie skrywers droom daarvan om gepubliseer te word, maar hulle wil nie algehele beheer oorlaat aan ’n groot, tradisionele uitgewery nie. Paper Frog Publishing is geskep om sulke individue te help.

Petition: An urgent appeal for the sale of books during Lockdown Stage 4

A petition has been launched to appeal for the sale of books during lockdown stage 4. 

Benoem vir die UJ-pryse vir 2020: In ’n land sonder voëls deur Harry Kalmer, Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp en Zola deur Johan Smith

Goeie nuus! Penguin Random House SA het nie minder nie as drié boeke wat ingesluit is vir die Universiteit van Johannesburg-pryse vir 2020.

Wat is die LAPA Uitgewers eReader App en hoe gaan dit jou lewe vergemaklik tydens die nasionale inperking?

LAPA Uitgewers het hul eie e-boekleser ontwikkel, die LAPA Uitgewers eReader App, sodat lesers altyd hul boeke in die hande kan kry. Hier’s hoe dit werk:

Marguerite Poland’s A Sin of Omission shortlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize

A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland has been shortlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction!

Jonathan Ball Publishers buys Icon Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers, a division of South African media group Media24, has acquired Icon Books Ltd for an undisclosed sum and will take management control on 1 April.

Brian Willan stars at Human and Social Science Awards evening

Brian Willan’s Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 was named joint winner of the Best Biography Award at the Human and Social Science Awards last week.

2020 Franschhoek Literary Festival cancelled because of COVID-19

The Franschhoek Literary Festival, which was due to take place from 15 to 17 May 2020 in Cape Town, has been cancelled, ‘in light of the growing concerns about the global spread of COVID-19’.

Durban’s Time of the Writer book festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic (alternative digital version being planned)

Book events are being cancelled all over the world in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest loss is Durban’s Time of the Writer Festival. 

Love Books and The Book Lounge cancel book launches until further notice – but will need your support, so keep buying books! (Home delivery available)

Two of our favourite independent bookshops, Love Books and The Book Lounge, have announced that they have decided to cancel all book launches until further notice.

Marguerite Poland’s novel A Sin of Omission longlisted for prestigious Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Marguerite Poland’s latest novel A Sin of Omission has been longlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction!

En die wenner van LAPA se Jeugromankompetisie 2019 is: Fanie Viljoen met Offers vir die vlieë!

Fanie Viljoen het vanjaar die eersteprys losgeslaan in LAPA se Jeugromankompetisie met sy distopiese verhaal, Offers vir die vlieë.