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April 12th, 2017

The Inside-Out Man Cover Reveal

This entry was posted on 12 April 2017.

We are thrilled to reveal the cover of The Inside-Out Man by renowned South African author Fred Strydom, which will release in May this year through Umuzi.

Brilliant jazz pianist Bent lives from gig to gig in a city of dead ends. He is plagued by fragmented visions of the past, and has resigned himself to a life of quiet desolation. That is, until the night he meets wealthy and eccentric jazz fan Leonard Fry.

In the days that follow, Leonard makes Bent a devilish deal, proposing a bizarre experiment in which Bent will play a vital part.

December 15th, 2016

Q&A with Eoin Colfer

This entry was posted on 15 December 2016.
An exciting original Iron Man novel written by hugely popular Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer! An all new adventure book for children with the invincible Marvel superhero.

November 30th

November 16th

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. 

November 2nd

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.

September 28th

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August 31st

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.