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7000 books donated to high schools

Breakthrough is an accessible and authoritative account of the power struggles and secret talks that led to the formal negotiations between the ANC and the NP government, written by Mac Maharaj and Z Pallo Jordan, two ANC veterans who were close to these events.

Bestselling adventure writer Wilbur Smith dies, aged 88

Beloved, global bestselling author Wilbur Smith passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon at his Cape Town home, with his wife Niso by his side.

2021 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2021 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology has been announced!

Video: André Trantraal wen ’n SALA vir sy kinderboek Keegan en Samier: Die sokkerfiasko

André Trantraal, ’n baanbreker in die bevordering van Kaapse Afrikaans, is onlangs bekroon met ’n Suid-Afrikaanse Literêre Toekenning (SALA) vir sy kinderboek, Keegan & Samier: Die sokkerfiasko.

Damon Galgut wins the 2021 Booker Prize for The Promise

Cape Town-based author Damon Galgut’s latest novel, The Promise, has been awarded the prestigious Booker Prize for 2021.

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park wins the American Historical Society’s Martin A Klein Award

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park wins the American Historical Society’s Martin A. Klein Award

Congratulations to Tsitsi Dangarembga on being awarded the 2021 German Peace Prize

‘I’m sure you would have preferred to give up on occasion, Tsitsi, to simply give in to the temptation to just lead a normal, ordinary life. […] But you are far from ordinary.’

Tune in and discover with JBP Pagecast – a new podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Have you ever wondered about what your favourite author does in their free time? How they feel after writing the final page? The inspiration behind leading characters in their stories?

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.