Awards

[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!

En die wenner van LAPA se Jeugromankompetisie 2019 is: Fanie Viljoen met Offers vir die vlieë!

Fanie Viljoen het vanjaar die eersteprys losgeslaan in LAPA se Jeugromankompetisie met sy distopiese verhaal, Offers vir die vlieë.

Rešoketšwe Manenzhe wins the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for her novel Scatterlings

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with Exclusive Books, has announced the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

The winner of the 9th Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award has been announced!

Zukiswa Adonis has won the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem ‘Ubumama’.

Don’t miss the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award winner announcement and award ceremony in Cape Town

The Jacana Literary Foundation in association with the European Union Delegation to South Africa will announce the winners of the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award at a relaxing evening of poetry, cheese and wine. 

Mohale Mashigo wins inaugural Philida Literary Award – ‘It is an incredible honour’

Mohale Mashigo has been announced as the winner of the first annual Philida Literary Award, named in honour of the late author André Brink’s final published novel, Philida.

Announcing the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award shortlist – 3 fresh new voices demanding attention

The Jacana Literary Foundation is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Zapiro receives France’s top cultural award – the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

Acclaimed South African cartoonist and satirist Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) has received France’s top cultural award.

Announcing the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award longlist – unearthing new southern African writers

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the longlisted finalists for the 2019/20 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!