Kingsmead College is hosting its eighth annual book fair, under the theme “Read and Rise.”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet and engage with Pan Macmillan authors. The book fair promises interesting discussions, heated debates and in-depth dialogues.

Visit our events page for Pan author sessions with: 

  • Sue Nyathi (The Gold Diggers)
  • Mohale Mashigo (Intruders)
  • Rekgotsofetse Chikane (Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation)
  • Vanessa Raphaely (Plus One) 
  • Francoise Malby Anthony (An Elephant in my Kitchen)
  • Tony Park (Scent of Fear)
  • Rebecca Davis (Self Helpless – A Cynic’s Search for Sanity)
  • Khaya Dlanga (These Things Really Do Happen to Me)
  • Iman Rapetti (Becoming Iman)
  • Luke Alfred (Vuvuzela Dawn)
  • Gail Schimmel (The Accident)
  • Fiona Snyckers (Lacuna) 
  • Mandy Wiener (The Ministry of Crime)

Entrance tickets: R70 | Session tickets: R60 each
Children’s Programme is included in the entrance fee
Find the full programme and get your ticket here.

We're also proud to present two of our favourite local children’s book authors at this year’s book fair. 

Join Refiloe Moahloli, author of How Many Ways Can You Say Hello and Tullula, for an action-packed reading of her new picture book: Yes Yanga! With vibrant illustrations by Mogau Kekana and a glossary at the back this proudly South African story will delight young sport lovers and their parents as they watch Yanga’s rise from 3 Tins champion to Protea cricketer. 

Budding authors between the ages of 12-14 should head over to the Teen Studio Library for a writing workshop with international award-winning Fantasy author, Hayley Chewins. Join Hayley to learn all about weaving magic into your words and creating worlds readers just can’t get enough of. Be sure to pick up her incredible debut novel The Turnaway Girls for even more poetic inspiration. 

Book cover for Becoming Iman

Becoming Iman

Iman Rappetti is an award-winning journalist who has been involved in print, radio and television. She worked as a young journalist in South Africa and then abandoned it (along with all her worldly possessions) when she became Muslim.

Book cover for Ministry Of Crime

Ministry Of Crime

As a follow up to the bestselling Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed (2010), the new book from Mandy Wiener, Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored, examines how organised crime, gangsters and powerful political figures have been able to capture the law enforcement authorities and agencies.

Book cover for The Golddiggers

The Golddiggers

It’s 2008 and the height of Zimbabwe’s economic demise. A group of passengers is huddled in a Toyota Quantum about to embark on a treacherous expedition to the City of Gold. Amongst them is Gugulethu, who is hoping to be reconciled with her mother.

Book cover for The White Room

The White Room

South African playwright Hannah Meade arrives in London for the opening night of her new play. She has arranged to meet Pierre, the student she was in love with when she taught English in Paris. During their time together, they lied their way towards truths they were too young and inexperienced to e...

Book cover for Plus One

Plus One

As deputy editor of the glamorous FILLE magazine in London, Lisa Lassiter had almost passed up the chance of a weekend on a billionaire’s yacht off the coast of Mykonos.

Book cover for The Accident

The Accident

Twenty-six years is a long time not to be alive. Since The Accident that ruined her life, Catherine has lived on autopilot, going through the motions of work and motherhood without being fully present.

Book cover for Intruders


Orphan sisters chase monsters of urban legend in Bloemfontein. At a busy taxi rank, a woman kills a man with her shoe. A genomicist is accused of playing God when she creates a fatherless child. Intruders is a collection that explores how it feels not to belong. These are stories of unremarkable peo...

Book cover for Captive


A very eager – and rather naive – Australian lawyer, Kerry Maxwell, flies into South Africa to volunteer at a wildlife orphanage run by notorious vet Graham Baird. Graham is as jaded and reckless as Kerry is law-abiding and optimistic.

Book cover for These Things Really Do Happen To Me

These Things Really Do Happen To Me

Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. That certainly is the case when considering the things that happen to Khaya Dlanga in the course of his everyday life. Khaya often shares these stories in brief via Instagram or his other social media platforms.

Book cover for Self-Helpless


Everywhere Rebecca Davis looked, the world was in poor shape. And because she’d quit drinking, she no longer had the comfort blanket of alcohol to tamp down her anxiety. How did sober people stay sane?

Book cover for Yes Yanga!

Yes Yanga!

Yanga is the 3 Tins champion in his community. His life changes completely when his 3 Tins skills are channeled into cricket. Watch Yanga’s crazy talent as it takes him from local school team to the global sporting stage as one of the stars of the South African Cricket World Cup team.

Book cover for Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation

Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation

Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation covers the university protests that took place in 2015–2016, better known as the #FeesMustFall protests. Rekgotsofetse (Kgotsi) gives us his first-hand account of what happened prior to the protests and what led to the events of October 2015 at the various unive...