Acclaimed South African cartoonist and satirist Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) has received France’s top cultural award.
The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the longlisted finalists for the 2019/20 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships. The scholarships are open to anyone writing in …
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize, for their novels The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other, respectively. This is the …
The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
Sefika and SA Book Awards winners announced – Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown Up by Sam Beckbessinger wins grand prize
The Sefika and SA Book Award winners have been announced, with Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown Up by Sam Beckbessinger …
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga shortlisted for the $50,000 St Francis College Literary Prize
Tsitsi Dangarembga’s latest novel This Mournable Body has been shortlisted for the $50,000 (over R750,000) St Francis College Literary Prize in Brooklyn, New York.
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.
Some great news: Karin Brynard’s Weeping Waters has been included on the shortlist for this year’s CWA International Dagger.
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist has been announced—described by the judges as ‘bold’, ‘lyrical’, ‘very diverse’ and ‘quite wild’.
British-born Nigerian writer Tade Thompson has won the 2019 Arthur C Clarke Award for his novel Rosewater
Tade Thompson’s novel Rosewater has won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for science fiction.
Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the twentieth edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’.
Call for applications: BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for young African womxn at Casa Lorde, Pretoria
BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, as well as Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative are setting up a writer’s residency for young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers.
Zola Nene has been announced as the winner of the Best TV Celebrity Chef in English Award at the International Gourmand Awards!
Announcing the longlisted poems for the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award & Anthology
Struik Nature Publisher Pippa Parker receives Special Honorary Award from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Arts)
Pippa Parker, the Publications Manager/Publisher of Struik Nature at Penguin Random House SA, has been awarded a Special Honorary Award by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Arts).
Financial Mail editor Rob Rose, novelist and short story writer Niq Mhlongo, poet Gabeba Baderoon and octagenarian debut author Andries Buys are among the recipients of the 2019 Media24 Books Literary Prizes awarded in Cape Town last night (Thursday, 13 June 2019).
As You Like It, anthology featuring African LGBTQI+ voices and allies, wins international Lambda Literary Award
Jacana Media and the Other Foundation are thrilled to announce that the Gerald Kraak Anthology As You Like It has won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Anthology – Fiction.
OluTimehin Adegbeye has won the R25,000 Gerald Kraak Prize, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.
Good news for aspiring writers: The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has extended its submissions period until 30 June 2019.