Tagged: South Africa


In the early noughties, The Bookseller ran an occasional series on “real booksellers”. Written by our former retail correspondent Richard Lewis, the idea was to... Read more

Obituary: Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball, who died aged 69 on 3rd April, created the finest and bravest publishing house in South Africa. Read more

PRH South Africa pulls book about Mandela's last days

A controversial book about the final days of Nelson Mandela's life written by his doctor has reportedly been withdrawn by publisher Penguin Random House South... Read more

France leads LBF International Excellence Awards nominations

The shortlists for the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards have been unveiled, with France leading the way with four nominations followed by China,... Read more

South African education lists fear state publishing move

Educational publishers in South Africa are meeting with the National Department of Basic Education this week in a bid to allay fears over a potential... Read more

Top Five: South African Books

One of the most wonderful outcomes of the "new" South Africa is the abundance of new writing over the past 20 years across age groups and genres. Much... Read more

PEN and Rushdie call for Dala release

English PEN and the author Salman Rushdie are calling for the release of South African novelist Zainub Priya Dala, who is in a mental institution... Read more

OUP sponsors African literacy conference

Oxford University Press (OUP) is sponsoring an African literacy conference in South Africa this September. The conference is organised by the Reading Association of South... Read more

New era for Rainbow Nation chain

When Benjamin Trisk describes himself as the third best bookseller in the world, somehow you believe him. Trisk... Read more

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