Awards

2019 Caine Prize for African Writing shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring writers from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.

Karin Brynard’s Weeping Waters has been longlisted for prestigious CWA Dagger Award

Congratulations are in order: Karin Brynard’s Weeping Waters has been longlisted for the prestigious CWA International Dagger!

2019 Media24 Books Prizes shortlists announced – Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Niq Mhlongo and Kirsten Miller up for Herman Charles Bosman Prize!

Media24 Books has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Media24 Books Prizes. This year, prizes to the value of R210,000 in total …

Disruption: Short Story Day Africa Announces 2019 Theme

In 2019, Short Story Day Africa is seeking short fiction exploring disruption, especially but not limited to climate and environ[mental] disruption.

Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist revealed

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.

2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced!

2019 Man Booker International Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, celebrating the ‘finest works of translated fiction from around the world’, has been announced.

Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize shortlist announced, honouring African writing that provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, has announced the judges’ selection for the third Gerald Kraak Anthology. Created …

The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award call for submissions

If you are an aspiring author and want the chance to get published, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Throw Madam from the Train by Nandipha Gantsho wins 2019 City Press/Tafelberg Nonfiction Award

Nandipha Gantsho has been announced as the winner of the prestigious City Press/Tafelberg Nonfiction Award for her manuscript Throw Madam from the Train. …

Mubanga Kalimamukwento wins Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for her novel The Mourning Bird

Mubanga Kalimamukwento has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, for her novel The Mourning Bird.

Gerald Kraak anthology As You Like It selected as finalist for Lambda Literary LGBTQ Anthology Award

Jacana Media is delighted to announce that As You Like It has been selected as a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, in the LGBTQ Anthology category.

Don’t miss the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award results announcement

The Jacana Literary Foundation, Exclusive Books and the University of Johannesburg Library invite you to the announcement of the results of the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award on 11 March

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou wins 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey and Company Business Book of the Year Award

John Carreyrou is the winner of the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey and Company Business Book of the Year Award for Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.

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.

2018 City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award finalists announced

The five finalists for the prestigious City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award have been revealed! The biennial prize is awarded to a new …

Milkman by Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize!

We are thrilled to share that Anna Burns has won the
2018 Man Booker Prize for her exceptional novel Milkman.

Announcing the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards have been announced!

Exclusive Books wins BASA Award for Pan-African Reading Room, which houses over 2000 African books at Windybrow Heritage House

Exclusive Books, The Market Theatre Foundation and The Coloured Cube have been announced as BASA Award winners for the Sponsorship in Kind …