Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich were announced as the winners of the 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards on Saturday evening.
The awards celebrate the best of South African non-fiction and fiction from the previous year. Each winner receives R100,000.
Mda won the 17th Barry Ronge Fiction Prize for his novel Little Suns, which the judges called ‘a novel of rich, magical African imagery’.
Marinovich won the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction for Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of the Marikana Massacre. The judges called it ‘reportage at its best’.
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