Virtual book events

Don’t miss a reading of Our Ghosts Were Once People, with Sisonke Msimang, Bongani Kona, Khadija Patel, Vonani Bila, Paula Akugizibwe and Madeleine Fullard (1 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to a virtual reading of Our Ghosts Were Once People: Stories on Death and Dying, edited by Bongani Kona.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain (26 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual launch of A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain.

FLF virtual launch of renowned historian Niall Ferguson’s Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (25 Aug)

Join the Franschhoek Literary Festival for the launch of bestselling author Niall Ferguson’s new novel, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Erika Bornman’s Mission of Malice: My Exodus from KwaSizabantu (12 Aug)

Penguin Random House invite you to join News24.com books editor Shaun de Waal in conversation with Erika Bornman, author of Mission of Malice: My Exodus from KwaSizabantu.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out, edited by Sue Nyathi (12 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a series of conversations as women speak out and make their Secrets Become Stories.

An evening with Karen Jennings, South African Booker Prize nominee (1 Sep)

Karen Jennings and Colleen Higgs, publisher at Modjaji Books will be in conversation about Karen’s recent Booker Prize nomination for An Island, her writing life, and her plans for the future.

Don’t miss Aoife Lennon-Ritchie’s webinar on how to get a literary agent (18 Aug)

How do you get a literary agent? What do literary agents even do, and why do you need one? How does agenting work in South Africa? What kind of titles are agents looking for?

[Free webinar] Thinking the Future: New Perspectives from the Shoulders of Giants (4 Aug)

Join Daily Maverick Associate Editor Ferial Haffajee, bestselling author Clem Sunter and scenario-planner Mitch Ilbury as they discuss how we can think more effectively about the future and, in the process, make better decisions about our lives.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out, edited by Sue Nyathi (5 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a series of conversations as women speak out and make their Secrets Become Stories.

FLF virtual launch of international bestselling author Christy Lefteri’s new novel, Songbirds (4 Aug)

The Franschhoek Literary Festival invites you to the launch of bestselling author Christy Lefteri’s new novel Songbirds.

Have you been changed by Small Things? Don’t miss this book discussion with Nthikeng Mohlele (5 Aug)

Join masterful storyteller and literary novelist Nthikeng Mohlele in an incisive and thought-provoking conversation with Unisa English Studies Department lecturers Reinhardt Fourie, Princess Bembe and Antoinette Pretorius as they delve into the intricacies of Mohlele’s remarkable novel Small Things.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Shana Fife’s Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some (4 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some by Shana Fife!

Don’t miss a chance to meet the Femme Fatales of Crime Fiction (5 Aug)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books are delighted to bring you one night only with the Femme Fatales of Crime Fiction!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Lovemore Ndou’s new memoir Tough Love: How A Limpopo Homeboy Became A World Champ Turned Lawyer (23 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Tough Love: How A Limpopo Homeboy Became A World Champ Turned Lawyer by Lovemore Ndou!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Michael Holding’s new book Why We Kneel, How We Rise, with Trevor Quirk (22 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Why We Kneel, How We Rise by Michael Holding.

Don’t miss a free webinar on Palaces of Stone: Uncovering Ancient Southern African Kingdoms, presented by Prof. Tom Huffman (21 Jul)

Join Struik Nature for a RoomToGrow Kirstenbosch online talk with Professor Tim Huffman on Palaces of Stone: Uncovering Ancient Southern African Kingdoms.

Don’t miss a virtual book discussion of TJ Newman’s nail-biting suspense thriller Falling (21 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to a virtual book discussion of Falling by TJ Newman!

Don’t miss this writing webinar with successful local author Fiona Snyckers! (21 Jul)

Have you ever wondered how writers do what they do? How they write novels that keep you interested and turning page after page into the early hours of the morning?

Kom vier die virtuele bekendstelling van Just A Moment deur Schalk Burger Snr met Michael Vlismas (20 Julie)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na die virtuele boekbekendstelling van Just A Moment deur Schalk Burger Snr met Michael Vlismas.

Don’t miss the launch of Strike a Rock, the memoir of South Africa’s home-grown, world-class football superstar Thembi Kgatlana (13 Jul)

Join author Nikolaos Kirkinis and South Africa’s home-grown, world-class football superstar Thembi Kgatlana in conversation with pioneering broadcaster Carol Tshabalala for the launch of Strike a Rock!