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Try Zola Nene’s recipe for delicious Beef and Stout Hotpot from her new book Simply Zola

‘My Irish friend Jamie once begged me to drink a pint of Irish Stout with him at his farewell party as he was moving back to Ireland. It was complete torture, as I simply couldn’t handle the strong taste. BUT, give me Guinness in a stew and I’m happy as Larry (or Jamie in this case).’

‘Wife and Independence’ – Read an excerpt and view photos from Michelle Obama’s intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir, Becoming

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

Try Zola Nene’s recipe for Roasted Tomato, Crouton and Beef Salad from her new book Simply Zola

Zola Nene has become quite a force on the South African culinary scene, yet her personal quest is to show people that cooking great food needn’t be pretentious or difficult.

Read ‘The Mistake Maker’, an extract from Markus Zusak’s new novel Bridge of Clay

At the end of the lesson, with snow falling outside, he stopped her playing and held her hands, and they were whipped and small and warm. He clenched them, but softly, in his own obelisk fingers.

‘Juz wystavczy,’ he said, ‘dziewczyno bledow …’ which she translated, for us, as this:

‘That’s enough, mistake maker.’

Win a copy Theo and Flora, the new novel from critically acclaimed author Mark Winkler

Three winners will each receive a copy of Mark Winkler’s new novel Theo & Flora, courtesy of Umuzi!

Bridge of Clay is Markus Zusak at his dramatic best – out now!

Here is a story told inside out and back to front.

‘Writing is like removing your own appendix with a pair of rusty scissors’ – Mark Winkler chats about his new book Theo and Flora

Mark Winkler discusses his new novel, Theo & Flora, and why writing is like performing surgery on yourself.

‘She was with you in Durban, wasn’t she?’ Read an excerpt from Theo and Flora, the new novel from Mark Winkler

If you’re still waiting to pick up your copy of Theo & Flora by Mark Winkler, here’s an extract to keep you going!

‘If you dead, you wake up again in your homeland. You wake up free.’ – Read an excerpt from Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black

Read an excerpt from Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

A story that celebrates diversity – Rosie Loves Jack, the debut YA novel by Mel Darbon

Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they’re separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head.

Bank Robber: My Time with Andre Stander by Allan Heyl – the last surviving member of the Stander Gang

The last surviving member of the so-called Stander Gang tells the true story behind South Africa’s most notorious bank robbers.

Bank Robber – My Time with André Stander by Allan Heyl is now available:

Join Tumi Morake for the launch of And Then Mama Said … at The Book Lounge in Cape Town (15 Nov)

Join Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge for the launch of And Then Mama Said … by Tumi Morake.

Don’t miss the launch of Sihle Khumalo’s new book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse in Sandton

Join Penguin Random House at Exclusive Books Sandton City for the launch of Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse, the new book by Sihle Khumalo, the bestselling author of Dark Continent My Black Arse and Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu.

Join George and Margo Branch for a discussion of southern African oceans and coasts and their book Living Shores

U3A Cape Town Natural Science Group and Penguin Random House invite you to a talk and launch of Living Shores: Interacting with Southern Africa’s Marine Ecosystems.

Don’t miss the launch of Sihle Khumalo’s new book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse at Love Books

Voyaging from the northernmost part of South Africa right to the south, Sihle Khumalo noses his car down freeways and back roads into small towns, townships, and villages, some of which you’ll have trouble finding on a map.

Find out more about the agile and artful caracal in an excerpt from David Muirhead’s Cat Among the Pigeons

Cat Among the Pigeons, the new book from David Muirhead, is out now from Penguin Random House!

What Makes Them Great? 50 Ways to Become an Industry Leader – the new book from Douglas Kruger

Could you be the Branson of business, the Clarkson of cars or the Schwarzenegger of bodybuilding? Could you stand out as the great and lasting leader of your industry?

Join Mark Winkler for the launch of his new novel Theo and Flora at The Book Lounge, with Rachel Zadok

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Theo and Flora, the delightful new novel from Mark Winkler!

Join Vincent Pienaar for the launch of his new novel Too Many Tsunamis: A Tale of Love, Light and Incidental Humour

Life’s a drag, and nobody knows that better than Bert. Bert wants to write. He also wants to kill himself.

Killing Commendatore – the epic new novel from Haruki Murakami

An epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby – and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.