Awards

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 …

Otosirieze joins Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology judging panel

The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology has announced the appointment of Otosirieze to the 2018/19 judging panel.

2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award shortlist announced – discovering new South African literary talent

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the shortlisted finalists for the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Don’t miss a poetry evening and launch of The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology at the Soweto Theatre

Jacana Media and the European Union are proud to bring you The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol. VIII.

Shortlists announced for the University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing

The shortlists for the 2017 University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing in English have been announced.

Jacques Pauw’s Zuma exposé The President’s Keepers wins Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

The President’s Keepers by investigative journalist Jacques Pauw has won the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book.

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2018 deadline extended

The deadline for the Short Story Day Africa Prize has been extended to 31 October 2018.

Unearthing new southern African fiction – 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award longlist announced

The longlist for the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has been announced!

2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award shortlist announced, including poetry in isiZulu and Tshivenda

The shortlist for the 2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award has been announced!

Redi Tlhabi, Thandeka Gqubule, Steve Biko, Jacques Pauw and Marnus Broodryk up for Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

The shortlist for the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book – has been announced.