Awards

Shortlist annouced for 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships.

20th Anniversary SA Book Awards winners announced during virtual ceremony – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah wins grand prize

South African booksellers have voted and the overall winner of the 2020 SA Book Awards is Trevor Noah for the child adaptation of Born a Crime, published by Pan Macmillan SA.

Lees drie stories uit Boodskapper van die gode deur Murray La Vita, benoem vir die 2020 kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse

‘Hello, Elvis here’: Lees drie stories uit Boodskapper van die gode, ’n keur uit die veelbekroonde joernalis Murray La Vita se rubrieke, sketse en essays – benoem vir die 2020 kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse.

Lees ’n stomende uittreksel uit Smit Motors deur Réney Warrington, benoem vir die 2020 kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Smit Motors deur Réney Warrington, wat onlangs benoem is vir die 2020 kykNET-Rapport-boekpryse in die filmafdeling.

ATKV-Woordveertjies 2020: Harry Kalmer benoem vir sy skitterende roman, In ’n land sonder voëls

Die ontslape Harry Kalmer is pas benoem vir ’n 2020 ATKV-Woordveertjie vir sy skitterende roman, In ’n land sonder voëls. Die wenners sal vanaf 19 tot 23 Oktober op die ATKV se Facebookblad bekend gemaak word.

Chanette Paul, Dina Botha en Sophia Kapp benoem vir die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2020

Drie LAPA-boeke is pas benoem vir die 2020 ATKV-Woordveertjies – Lira deur Chanette Paul, Halsoorkop verlief deur Dina Botha en Tweede kans op geluk deur Sophia Kapp.

Harris Dousemetzis awarded prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize for his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Harris Dousemetzis has been awarded the Fage and Oliver African Studies Association UK Prize for his extraordinary work The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.

Gerald Kraak call for submissions – An anthology and prize on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) and the Other Foundation are pleased to announce that submissions for the fourth annual Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology for 2021 are open.

[Video] Caroline Kurtz wins Presbyterian Writers Guild’s Best First Book Award for A Road Called Down on Both Sides

Huge congratulations to Caroline Kurtz! Her memoir A Road Called Down on Both Sides: Growing up in Ethiopia and America was recently awarded the Best First Book Award by the Presbyterian Writers Guild.

Marguerite Poland’s novel Shades wins international TV series pitching competition

Shades, the bestselling novel by doyenne of South African historical fiction Marguerite Poland, has been chosen as the winner of the C21 US Series Copro Digital Pitch competition.

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee wins 2020 Ingrid Jonker Prize for debut poetry for Zikr

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee has been announced as the winner of this year’s Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry for her collection, Zikr.

Recht Malan Prize 2020 winner: One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg

Jonathan Ball Publishers are proud to present the winner of the 2020 Recht Malan Prize for Non-fiction: One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg!

Angela Makholwa’s novel The Blessed Girl shortlisted for Comedy Women in Print Prize

Pan Macmillan South Africa is delighted to announce that Angela Makholwa’s fourth novel, The Blessed Girl, published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury, has been shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize.

The Man Who Killed Apartheid by Harris Dousemetzis shortlisted for prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize

The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas by Harris Dousemetzis with Gerry Loughran has been shortlisted for the prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh wins Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Reporting for his book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture

Congratulations to Pieter-Louis Myburgh, who has won the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Reporting!

Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction a second time!

Huge congratulations to Colson Whitehead, whose remarkable novel The Nickel Boys has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Benoem vir die UJ-pryse vir 2020: In ’n land sonder voëls deur Harry Kalmer, Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp en Zola deur Johan Smith

Goeie nuus! Penguin Random House SA het nie minder nie as drié boeke wat ingesluit is vir die Universiteit van Johannesburg-pryse vir 2020.

Marguerite Poland’s A Sin of Omission shortlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize

A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland has been shortlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction!

Brian Willan stars at Human and Social Science Awards evening

Brian Willan’s Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 was named joint winner of the Best Biography Award at the Human and Social Science Awards last week.

Marguerite Poland’s novel A Sin of Omission longlisted for prestigious Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Marguerite Poland’s latest novel A Sin of Omission has been longlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction!