The Johannesburg Review of Books
South African Literary Awards winners announced—Mongane Wally Serote is South Africa’s new Poet Laureate
Mongane Wally Serote has been announced as South Africa’s new Poet Laureate at the 2018 South African Literary Awards ceremony.
The shortlists for the 2017 University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing in English have been announced.
The President’s Keepers by investigative journalist Jacques Pauw has won the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book.
The 2018 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced, including a graphic novel for the first time.
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje has won the Golden Man Booker Prize, a one-off award for the best work of fiction from the last five decades.
The winners of the 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards were announced on Saturday.
The winners of the Short Story Day Africa Prize have been announced!
Shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize announced: honouring the best work of fiction over five decades
The shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize, the ‘five best Booker Prize winners of all time’, has been announced at the Hay Festival.
Pwaangulongii Dauod wins Gerald Kraak Award for his essay ‘Africa’s future has no space for stupid black men’
Pwaangulongii Dauod has won the R25 000 Gerald Kraak Award, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.
African shortlistees this year hail from Uganda (Harriet Anena), South Africa (Fred Khumalo and Michelle Sacks), Ghana (Cheryl Ntumy) and Nigeria (Efua Traoré and Obi Umeozor).
The shortlists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards have been announced!
The winners of the 2017 South African Literary Awards (SALAs) have been announced.
The Johannesburg Review of Books reports that five African authors have made the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.
The shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.
The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pays touching tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina: ‘A great and rare and genuine talent’
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie paid homage to Binyavanga Wainaina yesterday evening, in a touching message read out at an event at Wits University in Johannesburg.
‘What is the acceptable amount of blood for good literature?’ Arundhati Roy’s new novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness reviewed
In the latest issue of the newly launched Johannesburg Review of Books, Panashe Chigumadzi reviews Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
Bongani Madondo’s Giant Steps presents jazz digger and biographer Robin DG Kelley and a panel on ‘Surrealism/Thelonious Monk and the psychic (spiritual) debt to Black Genius’.
In his Sunday Times Literary Awards keynote speech, Zakes Mda spoke about how fiction exposes the truth behind the facts.
Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich were announced as the winners of the 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards last night.