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Marita van der Vyver’s new novel to be published early 2017

This entry was posted on 16 November 2016.
Penguin Random House will be publishing Marita van der Vyver’s thirteenth novel, You Lost Me, early in 2017 in English and Afrikaans. The author, who lives in France, will be in South Africa to promote the novel in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria in March and May 2017. Readers will also have the opportunity to see her in Stellenbosch during Woordfees, and at the Franschhoek Literary Festival. 
 

Another international book deal signed for The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga

This entry was posted on 02 November 2016.
After much interest in the UK, publisher Jacaranda Books have acquired the rights to publish South African author Masande Nsthanga’s acclaimed literary novel The Reactive in the UK and across the Commonwealth. An American edition of the novel was published earlier this year, and German translation rights have also been sold.
 
The Caine-prize nominated author’s debut novel is a poignant, life-affirming story about secrets, memory, chemical abuse and family, and the redemption that comes from facing what haunts us most.

Penguin Random House South Africa wins 2016 Sefika Trade Publisher of the Year Award

This entry was posted on 31 August 2016.
Penguin Random House South Africa received top honours in the category Trade Publisher of the Year at the 2016 Sefika Awards ceremony, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town yesterday evening. 
 
The Sefika Awards celebrate booksellers and publishers for the roles they play in promoting a culture of reading in South Africa.  The Trade Publisher of the Year Award rewards overall excellence in the South African Trade Publishing sector. 
 

South African crime writer to team up with thriller superstar James Patterson

This entry was posted on 18 August 2016.

South African crime writer Jassy Mackenzie will contribute a book to James Patterson’s imprint BookShots. Patterson, who is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time, with sales in excess of 325 million copies worldwide, will be writing, collaborating on, or personally curating every title published by the new imprint.

Fred Khumalo’s new novel on the sinking of the SS Mendi to be published in South Africa and the UK

This entry was posted on 15 August 2016.

Fred Khumalo’s new novel will be published in South Africa and in the United Kingdom in February 2017.

The book, titled Dancing the Death Drill, recounts the sinking of the SS Mendi, a passenger steamship that sank in the English Channel in 1917, killing 646 people, most of whom were black South African troops heading for France to serve in World War I. February 2017 will mark the centenary of the sinking of the Mendi.

Penguin Random House Supports Uncensored Press

This entry was posted on 22 July 2016.
Penguin Random House South Africa wants to reiterate its complete support for a free, uncensored press in South Africa. 
 
Any attempt to silence journalists should be exposed and prevented. For a society to flourish, it needs the open and free expression of ideas and debate within that society’s legal framework. The recent dismissals of the SABC8 is a matter of deep concern to us.  We condemn it, declare our support for the journalists concerned and have donated to the support fund for the dismissed journalists. 

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