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Tag Archives | Deon Meyer

Jenny’s Reads: the Man Booker Prize plus festive season reads

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It’s come and it’s gone. Of course, I’m referring to the illustrious Booker Prize, often described as the world’s most important literary prize in the English language. It’s changed a great deal in the last few years. A decision was taken to allow the Americans in and nothing’s been the same since. They wiped the […]

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Every Page a Gift: The 2018 Exclusive Books Festive Selection

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Every page a gift. Exclusive Books has made gifting easy for South Africans this year, with more than 100 titles to pick from in its annual festive catalogue – including Becoming, Michelle Obama’s personal account of her upbringing, her life in the White House and what it’s like to raise two daughters under the media’s […]

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Jenny’s Reads: Pan-African Writing and Great Local Reads

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A little over a month ago I interviewed Exclusive Books’ CEO Benjamin Trisk. He’s an amusing lunch and dinner partner and sniffs out good wines like a hungry terrier. But it wasn’t the wines or the food that interested me on this occasion. It was literature. Specifically, it was a conversation I’ve been waiting to […]

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Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award 2016 Shortlist

Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award 2016 Shortlist

The South African Booksellers Association has announced the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award 2016 shortlist. The R20 000 prize is given to the author whose book South Africa’s booksellers most enjoyed reading, promoting and selling. The winner will be announced at the Sefika gala event in Cape Town on Tuesday, 30 August. The shortlisted titles are: […]

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Bloody Book Week 2014

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Fanatics! Click on the banner above to stand a chance to win tickets to one of the stunning Author Breakfasts! Africa’s only crime book festival is celebrating its fifth year with super stars Peter James, Deon Meyer and many others jetting into Joburg to celebrate one of the hottest book genres around between 6-9th August. […]

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Competition: Win a Hamper of Signed Deon Meyer Books

To celebrate the launch of 7 Days, Jonathan Ball Publishers are giving away a hamper of signed Deon Meyer books! To win this magnificent prize, all you have to do is tell us who is the main character in 7 Days in the comment thread below.  Competition closes Friday 26th October, and the winner will be […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2010

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Fanatics celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. We picked our favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007  (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2011

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Fanatics celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. We picked our favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007  (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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The Exclusive Books Boeke Prize: Winners Announced!

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The Boeke Prize is Exclusive Books’ cheeky riff on the famous Man Booker Prize – and the winners have just been announced! Unlike the often obscure and inaccesbile titles chosen for the Man Booker Dozen, our booksellers pick the books that have been selling through word of mouth and generating their own buzz without any […]

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