Videos

[Watch] Vivian de Klerk chats to Michele Magwood about her debut novel, Not to Mention

Did you miss the virtual launch of Not to Mention by Vivian de Klerk? Not to worry! You can watch the conversation on Facebook here. 

[Video] ‘Fresh, new, quirky and acerbic’ – Izak de Vries discusses Max Annas’s novel The Farm

In this video, Catalyst Press South Africa office manager, SarahBelle Selig, chats with Izak de Vries of LAPA Publishers about distributing Catalyst books in South Africa, and the release of The Farm by Max Annas.

‘I’ve never read anything like it.’ Find out more about Not to Mention, the debut novel from Vivian de Klerk

Not to Mention, Vivian de Klerk’s debut novel, is out now from Pan Macmillan.

[Video] Iman Rappetti discusses her new book Sermons of Soul (Plus: Listen to a short excerpt!)

Sermons of Soul, the much anticipated new book by Iman Rappetti, is out now from Pan Macmillan!

Watch the video of the virtual book launch of Sermons of Soul – with Iman Rappetti in conversation with Hulisani Ravele

‘Don’t be afraid to look at yourself, really look at yourself. Your liberator is staring right back at you.’ – Iman Rappetti

Watch the book trailer for Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn

What would South Africa have been like today, had seven more MPs voted against joining World War II? Watch the book trailer for Seven Votes by Richard Steyn.

[Watch] ‘I was fascinated by the issue of farm murders’ – Max Annas talks about his explosive new novel, The Farm

Izak de Vries and Boekemakranka recently hosted a virtual book launch for Max Annas’ new novel, The Farm. Watch the full book launch here.

‘A Pink Line has been drawn through society’ – Mark Gevisser introduces his new book, The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

Mark Gevisser’s new book is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide – and describe – the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of this century.

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Negentien minute deur Jodi Picoult, vertaal deur Daniel Hugo (Plus: Kyk na die boeklokprent)

Jodi Picoult se roman Negentien minute het pas in Afrikaans by Jonathan Ball Uitgewers verskyn, vertaal deur Daniel Hugo, en fokus op skoolskietery. Lees hier ’n uittreksel en kyk na die lokprent.

‘That’s worse than war.’ Find out what it was like to live in and to live through a time of plague, with Howard Phillips

Watch Howard Phillips discussing the moving and fascinating memories of survivors of the last great plague in South Africa, the ‘Spanish’ flu of 1918.

[Video] ‘H staan vir hel. Joune begin nou’: Leon van Nierop lees voor uit sy jongste sielkundige riller, Bloedsuier

Die gewilde skrywer, joernalis en akteur Leon van Nierop het ’n voorlesing gedoen uit sy jongste roman, Bloedsuier. Kyk na die video.

Watch! Christy Lefteri chats about her bestselling novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Christy Lefteri joined us recently to discuss her moving and powerful new novel, The Beekeeper of Aleppo.

Watch! Marian Keyes chats to us about her new novel, Grown Ups

Marian Keyes joined us live from Dublin, Ireland, recently, to chat about her latest book, Grown Ups.

[Watch] Virtual book launch: Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution by Jakkie Cilliers

A virtual book launch for Jakkie Cilliers’s new book Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution was hosted by The Reading List and Jonathan Ball Publishers recently.

Watch Mubanga Kalimamukwento in conversation with Rémy Ngamije for the Afrolit Sans Frontières virtual literary festival

Mubanga Kalimamukwento chatted to fellow author Rémy Ngamije for the Afrolit Sans Frontières virtual literary festival. 

Describing the lived experiences of those with mental illness: Watch the book trailer for Sean Baumann’s new book Madness: Stories of Uncertainty and Hope

With sensitivity and empathy, Dr Sean Baumann’s enquiries into the territories of art, psychology, consciousness, otherness, free will and theories of the self reveal how mental illness raises questions that affect us all.

Join Heather Morris, bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, as she shares her Stories of Hope in lockdown (11 May)

Heather Morris, the bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, is reaching out to her fans and readers across the world in a series of Facebook Live videos to discuss her writing and first ever non-fiction project, Stories of Hope.

[Video] Watch Ivan Vladislavić reading an excerpt from his novel The Distance

In the spring of 1970, a Pretoria schoolboy falls in love with Muhammad Ali.