Young Adult

‘A powerful, vital gut-punch’ – The Places I’ve Cried in Public, the new novel from award-winning, bestselling author Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne’s latest novel, The Places I’ve Cried in Public, is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of toxic relationships and what love is and isn’t.

New book alert! A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, an addictive, twisty crime thriller by Holly Jackson

Secrets, conspiracies and ALL the red string have led us to this point: the murder mystery that everyone is talking about is finally here …

Read an excerpt from David Barclay Moore’s magnificent debut novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.

Trevor Noah is back! A NEW (and not for grown-ups!) edition of Born a Crime

Pan Macmillan is thrilled to announce that Trevor Noah’s South African and international bestseller Born a Crime has been adapted for a younger audience.

Hayley Chewins launches her captivating debut novel The Turnaway Girls at Love Books

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins.

Percy Tau and Chad Le Clos – the latest books in the Road to Glory series for younger readers

Chad le Clos and Percy Tau are the sixth and seventh books in the Road to Glory series, which covers South African sporting legends as they set out on their journeys to becoming national and international stars.

A story that celebrates diversity – Rosie Loves Jack, the debut YA novel by Mel Darbon

Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they’re separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head.

Call for submissions: AfroYoungAdult – a talent-search for Young Adult fiction from Africa!

Calling aspiring African writers of all ages interested in writing for Young Adults!

Aspiring writers: Submit your unpublished Youth Fiction to the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards to win R10,000

The Maskew Miller Longman Awards has announced its genre for 2018 – Youth Fiction!

5 reasons to read The Wren Hunt, the thrilling new book by Mary Watson

The Wren Hunt is part thriller, part love story: a captivating Young Adult novel about a girl caught in a battle between two ancient magics.

Award-winning author Mary Watson touring Cape Town in April

Award-winning author Mary Watson will be launching her new book, The Wren Hunt, in Cape Town in April.

Join Sally Partridge for the launch of Mine at The Book Lounge

You are invited to the launch of Sally Partridge’s fifth novel for young adults, Mine.

3 billion lives at stake. 2 people who can save them. Read an extract from This Mortal Coil

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from This Mortal Coil, the new book by Emily Suvada.

The Wren Hunt, the new book by Mary Watson, out from Bloomsbury in February 2018

Mary Watson’s new novel The Wren Hunt will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2018.

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and young readers!

All the latest and greatest children’s and young adult books from around the world brought to South Africa.

The buzz is incredible around Tomi Adeyemi’s West African fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone

Back in April, Tomi Adeyemi, a 23-year-old Harvard University graduate one year out of university, landed one of the biggest Young Adult debut novel publishing deals ever.

Submissions Call for Children’s and YA Books

Imagnary House is a boutique publishing house for children’s books and young-adult literature in Cape Town, South Africa. They have opened their submissions for 2017, and are looking to build up their publication list for the next 2 years.

Find out more about Angie Thomas, author of the Black Lives Matter-inspired YA hit The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas, author of New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give, tells Epic Reads about her secret rap name, her love for hip-hop and sneakers, and her first the book she ever wrote.