Videos

Video: Jodi Picoult chats about her new novel, The Book of Two Ways, and says ‘Baie dankie’ to her Afrikaans readers (Plus: Book trailer)

Jodi Picoult’s latest novel, The Book of Two Ways, was published in South Africa this month in both English and Afrikaans. In this video, the author chats about her new novel and thanks her Afrikaans readers.

See the world. Then make it better. A special message from Sir David Attenborough

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by Sir David Attenborough is out now:

[Watch] Raymond Parsons discusses his new book Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19

Professor Raymond Parsons was hosted by Polity SA recently to talk about his new book, a collection of essays by a range of authors titled Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19.

Watch the tantalising book trailer for Angela Makholwa’s forthcoming novel Critical But Stable

Critical But Stable, the new novel from bestselling author Angela Makholwa, is out from Pan Macmillan in November 2020!

Video: Peter Hain’s The Rhino Conspiracy tells a tale of brave activists who expose state-sponsored corruption and poaching in SA

Video: Peter Hain talks about his new novel The Rhino Conspiracy – an epic tale of corruption, collusion and courage set in contemporary South Africa.

Watch Ken Follett in conversation with Jenny Crwys-Williams about his new novel The Evening and the Morning, the epic prequel to The Pillars of the Earth

Pan Macmillan has shared a video conversation featuring international bestselling author Ken Follett and South African media personality Jenny Crwys-Williams!

[Watch] ‘We have to advocate for a change in the way the law protects them’ – Mandy Wiener introduces her new book, The Whistleblowers

‘If we want to motivate whistleblowers to continue to hold power to account, we have to stack the cards in their favour. We have to advocate for a change in the way the law protects them …’

[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.