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Thursday, May 10, 2018


Fourthwall Books has announced that it has become an associate imprint of Jacana Media, an independent publisher based in Johannesburg. Jacana has made an important contribution to South African publishing though their wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, and Fourthwall looks forward to a productive partnership going forward!

The independent publishing programme will continue to be managed by co-directors Bronwyn Law-Viljoen and Terry Kurgan, and as South Africa’s premier art book imprint, Fourthwall will persist with its mission to publish visual books that are out of the ordinary, provocative, experimental, well-designed, interesting to read and pleasing to hold and look at.

Since Fourthwall’s establishment in 2010, it has published 38 books and won several prestigious awards: the 2010 Jane Jacobs Best Urban Book Award (New York) for Writing the City into Being; the 2011 Antalis Book Design Award for Fire Walker; the 2015 Jan Rabie Rapport Prize for Non-Fiction for Nagmusiek; the 2015 Kyknet Rapport Prize for Fiction for Nagmusiek; and the 2016 Eugene Marais prize for Nagmusiek. Hanging on a Wire was the joint winner of the 2018 NIHSS award for non-fiction.

To order Fourthwall books in South Africa contact

The full catalogue can still be viewed on their website