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January 26th

January 13th

7 Struik Lifestyle Titles Named Winners in South Africa in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015

This entry was posted on 13 January 2016.
Struik Lifestyle, an imprint of Penguin Random House South Africa, has recently had seven of its titles named winners in South Africa in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for 2015. These titles now all qualify for the next ‘Gourmand Best in the World’ competition.
The winning titles are as follows:
 - A Taste of Israel by Nida Degutienė (Best Jewish Cuisine Book)
 - Beer Safari by Lucy Corne (Best Drinks Writing Book)

October 21st, 2015

Penguin Random House to publish Irna van Zyl thriller | Irna van Zyl se riller deur Penguin Random House uitgegee

This entry was posted on 21 October 2015.


Well-known media personality Irna van Zyl will be publishing her highly anticipated debut thriller with Penguin Random House in July 2016. The book will be published in Afrikaans and English simultaneously.

October 8th

Tsitsi Dangarembga to produce a film of Imran Garda’s novel The Thunder That Roars

This entry was posted on 08 October 2015.
Tsitsi Dangarembga, well-known author of Nervous Conditions and founder and CEO of Nyerai Films, has optioned films rights to Imran Garda’s debut novel The Thunder That Roars. Dangarembga will supervise the adaptation and production of the film as creative producer. The company plan to begin principal photography as early as next year.

October 6th

September 3rd

Random House U.S. and Penguin Random House U.K. Children’s Divisions acquire self-published #1 international bestseller

This entry was posted on 03 September 2015.

New York and London (September 2, 2015) - The Random House U.S. and Penguin Random House U.K. children’s divisions of Penguin Random House have jointly acquired The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, the current runaway #1 international bestseller self-published by Swedish author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin.

August 24th

Zebra Press is set to publish Ryan Sandes's life story

This entry was posted on 24 August 2015.

On Friday 28 August South Africa’s ultra-distance running sensation Ryan Sandes will join the world’s toughest runners to compete in Europe’s biggest ultra-trail race over 166 km in the Alps, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Simultaneously Penguin Random House is thrilled to announce that Sandes’s life story will be published under the Zebra Press imprint in March 2016.


August 6th

August 3rd

André Brink and Ingrid Jonker’s love letters to be published in November 2015

This entry was posted on 03 August 2015.

The letters writer André Brink and poet Ingrid Jonker wrote to one another during their love affair in the early 1960s will be published by Umuzi in November. Brink, who died on 6 February 2015, was working on a novel titled Goudstof at the time of his death. He offered the correspondence between him and Jonker to Umuzi for publication three months before his death.

July 30th