Videos

[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.

Listen to Niki Daly reading A Gold Star and a Kiss for Thoko – and download the free activity sheet

Looking for something to do with the children? Author Niki Daly has shared a video of himself reading A Gold Star and a Kiss for Thoko.

A roadtrip through an imagined post-pandemic America – watch a video of Lauren Beukes talking about the research for her new novel Afterland

Lauren Beukes’s new novel Afterland – a high-concept feminist dystopian thriller – is out now from Umuzi!

[Video] ‘Wat word vernietig as ons die toekoms in gaan?’ Willem Krog gesels oor Alleen onder die maan

Skrywer Willem Krog was onlangs ‘n gas op Die Groot Ontbyt waar hy met Johrné van Huyssteen gesels het oor sy jongste roman, Alleen onder die maan.

Business growth expert and author Pavlo Phitidis offers ‘a battle plan for business in the Corona economy’

Pavlo Phitidis discusses the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and gives some advice on how to weather the upcoming storm in order for your business to survive.

[Video interview] How to ignite a growth revolution in Africa – Jakkie Cilliers discusses his new book Africa First!

What stops Africa, with its abundant natural resources, from capitalising on its boundless potential?

‘We read to go to places that our everyday lives don’t make available to us’ – Craig Higginson on his new novel The Book of Gifts

Pan Macmillan SA has shared a video interview with award-winning author Craig Higginson, discussing his fourth novel, The Book of Gifts.

‘Don’t let yourself be distracted by gender politics’ – BlackBird Books publisher Thabiso Mahlape’s career advice to the new generation of women

Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books, has been profiled by the World of Women Project for the invaluable work she does in book publishing.

‘Hul pa was die ja en amen. Jy moes alles glo en kon nie vir jouself dink nie’: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Huis van gruwels: My 16 jaar in die Springs hel soos vertel aan joernalis Susan Cilliers

[Watch] Anneleigh Jacobsen explains how her new thriller Corporation Games came about

Corporation Games by Anneleigh Jacobsen is a fictional corporate thriller based on a number of real-life financial scandals that have rocked South Africa.

Watch: Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh chats to Phumlani Pikoli about his new novel, Born Freeloaders

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh caught up with author Phumlani Pikoli on SMWX, his interactive WhatsApp news channel.

‘I am Ndileka Mandela, the first of the first of the first, and this is my story.’

Social activist Ndileka Mandela chatted to Polity SA about her new memoir I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname.