The Johannesburg Review of Books
Toni Morrison, celebrated novelist and Nobel Laureate, has died, aged eighty-eight.
The Johannesburg Review of Books and Volume have launched a new books show called Read This!, where you can discover what’s hot in the world of literature.
Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the twentieth edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’.
The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring writers from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.
The shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded annually to the ‘best, eligible full-length novel in English’ by a woman, has been announced.
The shortlist for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced!
The shortlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, celebrating the ‘finest works of translated fiction from around the world’, has been announced.
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.