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Hutchinson Acquires Memoir by Grandson of Nelson Mandela
24 January 2018
Sarah Rigby, Senior Editor at Hutchinson, has acquired Going to the Mountain: Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela by Ndaba Mandela. UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in print, ebook and audio were acquired at auction from Esmond Harmsworth at Aevitas Creative Management for an undisclosed sum. Going to the Mountain is the...
Sally Andrew wins Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award
31 August 2016
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Penguin Random House author Sally Andrew won the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice – Book of the Year Award for her book, Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery at the 2016 Nielsen Bookseller’s Awards ceremony, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town yesterday evening....
Penguin Random House South Africa wins 2016 Sefika Trade Publisher of the Year Award
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....
South African crime writer to team up with thriller superstar James Patterson
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
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...