Podcasts

Listen: Karabo Kgoleng reviews Craig Higginson’s new novel The White Room on 702

Literary critic Karabo Kgoleng shared her views about The White Room, the new book from Craig Higginson, on Talk Radio 702.

A story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship – listen to an excerpt from The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

Tender and savage, The Shepherds Hut by Tim Winton is a stunning meditation on forgiveness and kindness as the ultimate acts of love. Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

Johann van Loggerenberg discusses his new book Death and Taxes: How SARS Made Hitmen, Drug Dealers and Tax Dodgers Pay Their Dues

Johann van Loggerenberg was a guest on Jacaranda FM discussing his new book Death and Taxes: How SARS Made Hitmen, Drug Dealers and Tax Dodgers Pay Their Dues.

Listen to a free audio sample of Jessica Knoll’s ‘deliciously savage and wildly entertaining’ new thriller The Favourite Sister

Listen to a free audiobook sample of The Favourite Sister – the new book from bestselling author Jessica Knoll! Knoll is the author …

Black Mirror meets Bridget Jones: Listen to an excerpt from Luke Tredget’s debut novel Kismet

Kismet is the whip-smart debut novel from Luke Tredget, set in a world where the ultimate matchmaking app has redefined romance.

Like Jane Austen fan fiction, but much more ruthless: Claire Robertson on her new novel Under Glass

Award-winning author Claire Robertson chatted to Nancy Richards on SAfm about her masterful new novel Under Glass.

Mandy Wiener chats to Iman Rappetti about Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored

Award-winning journalist Mandy Wiener chatted to Iman Rappetti recently about her new book Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored.

Jonathan Kaplan chats about his decision to have a child through a surrogate and his new book, Winging It

Radio 702’s Azania Mosaka interviewed world-class rugby referee Jonathan Kaplan about his new book, Winging It, written by Joanne Jowell.

International rugby referee Jonathan Kaplan chats about becoming a rookie solo dad and his new book, Winging It

Kaplan’s son, Kaleb, was born by surrogate, and Winging It is the disarmingly frank and scrupulously honest account of how Kaplan navigates the choppy waters of solo parenthood.

‘It was like walking on grenades’ – Nthikeng Mohlele discusses his new book Michael K with Nancy Richards

SAfm’s Nancy Richards chatted to Nthikeng Mohlele recently, about his new book Michael K, which is a response to JM Coetzee’s classic masterpiece, Life and Times of Michael K.

Former TV star Tracy Going opens up about abusive relationship in her new book, Brutal Legacy

Tracy Going chatted to Cape Talk’s Sara-Jayne King about her new memoir, Brutal Legacy.

What went so badly wrong with land restitution? A new book investigates

A new book titled Rights to Land: A Guide to Tenure Upgrading and Restitution in South Africa, by William Beinart, Peter Delius and Michelle Hay, is out now from Jacana Media and Good Governance Africa.

Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit discuss Jacob Zuma’s ‘disastrous term in office’ and their new book Enemy of the People

Investigative journalists Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit have written a book which provides a detailed account of President Jacob Zuma’s “disastrous term in office”.

The perfect holiday read: Eusebius McKaiser chats to Angela Makholwa about her new book The Blessed Girl

‘This is a sexy, sexy book – and I mean that in multiple ways.’

Teko Modise spills beans on why he left Pirates and his bad relationship with Pitso Mosimane in new book

He says things started to ‘go very wrong’ after his first contract expired at Pirates.

Bantu Holomisa chats about his new book, his schooldays and his meteoric rise through the ranks in the army

Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer, an authorised biography of UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, is out now from Pan Macmillan SA.

‘The nation is staring down the barrel of a gun, held by a thief’ – Pieter du Toit and Adriaan Basson on their new book Enemy of the People

Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees – and how a people fought back.

Read an excerpt from Jennifer Egan’s new book Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is the long-awaited novel from Jennifer Egan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.

Interracial relationships, wokeness and the politics of black women: The Cheeky Natives chat to Sisonke Msimang

In her much anticipated memoir, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and returning to South Africa in the euphoric 1990s.

Amabookabooka podcast features Asylum author Marcus Low

In the latest episode of Amabookabooka, a novel podcast about books and the people who write them, Marcus Low talks about his incredible ‘apocalyptic’ novel.