After months of evaluation and deliberation it is finally time to reveal the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, in association with Porcupine Ridge. The winner, who will receive R100 000, will be announced on Saturday June 24.
The shortlist for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction has been announced!
Lambda Literary, a nonprofit organisation promoting LGBTQ literature in the United States, has announced the recipients of the 2017 Judith A Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers.
William Kentridge has been awarded Spain’s most prestigious art prize, the Princess of Asturias award.
The theme for Africa Month this year is ‘The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World’.
Internationally renowned South African author Karel Schoeman (77) died on Monday night in the Noorderbloem old age home in Bloemfontein, where he lived for the past ten years, reports News24.
Now, Serote urges the ministers of higher education and of basic education to prescribe more South African literature – literature representative of the voices of the South African people – in South African schools.
“We are a country with generation
The Johannesburg Review of Books, a new publication giving a view of world literature through African eyes, debuts on May 1, 2017.
The Bookseller reports that Little, Brown has acquired the new novel from Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma.
The Rutanang Book Fair has announced a move online, and has also announced this year’s line up!
Struggle poet and novelist Professor Mongane Wally Serote will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg.
“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values” sold 50,000 copies in three months and more than 5 million in the decades since. The dense tome has been translated into at least 27 languages. A reviewer for the New Yorker likened
As you’ve probably heard, dystopian literature is having something of a resurgence with old favorites by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley flying off shelves and into op-ed pages. Margaret Atwood’s book “The Handmaid’s Tale” is among them. And with a m
The 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist of six books has been revealed.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected 228 new National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders.
The shortlists for the Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have been announced, with Nick Wood, Tade Thompson, A Igoni Barrett, …
The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced.
Imbolo Mbue has won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.
South African author Diane Awerbuck has been shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The shortlist includes 21 from stories, chosen …
The 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist has been announced.