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Olive Schreiner Prize and French edition for Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.

Veels geluk aan al die finaliste van die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2019! (Plus: Video)

Die Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) het vroeër vandeesmaand die finaliste van die ATKV-Woordveertjies bekendgemaak.

Carol Campbell’s third Karoo novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear, to be published in Dutch by Mozaïek

Exciting news! Carol Campbell​’s third Karoo novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear, will soon be published in Dutch by Uitgeverij Mozaïek in The Netherlands.

Toni Morrison, celebrated novelist and Nobel Laureate, has died

Toni Morrison, celebrated novelist and Nobel Laureate, has died, aged eighty-eight.

The programme for the 2019 Open Book Festival has been revealed!

The full programme has been announced for the ninth Open Book Festival!

Get your popcorn ready! The film adaptation of Angela Makholwa’s bestselling crime thriller Black Widow Society is coming soon

Book lovers, rejoice! Angela Makholwa’s bestselling novel Black Widow Society will soon be made into a feature film.

Karin Brynard’s novel Weeping Waters shortlisted for the prestigious CWA International Dagger Award

Some great news: Karin Brynard’s Weeping Waters has been included on the shortlist for this year’s CWA International Dagger.

2019 Booker Prize longlist announced – including two African authors

The 2019 Booker Prize longlist has been announced—described by the judges as ‘bold’, ‘lyrical’, ‘very diverse’ and ‘quite wild’.

Exciting news! A film adaptation of Damon Galgut’s The Quarry will be released in 2020

A film adaptation of The Quarry by Damon Galgut is currently in post-production!

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 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the twentieth edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’.

2019 South African Book Fair – find out more about the authors and events!

The 2019 South African Book Fair will take place from 6–8 September at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

Claire Robertson’s award-winning novel The Spiral House to be made into an international film

Filmmaker Erica Brumage has optioned film rights for the sweeping, gloriously told novel The Spiral House by Claire Robertson.

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 wins Best TV Celebrity Chef prize at the International Gourmand Awards

Zola Nene has been announced as the winner of the Best TV Celebrity Chef in English Award at the International Gourmand Awards!

2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award longlist announced!

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).

Two Short Story Day Africa writers shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize For African Writing

Short Story Day Africa is extremely proud to have first discovered and published two of the five stories shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing – for the second time since the project’s inception.

Barry Gilder’s novel The List has been optioned for a film or TV series!

Barry Gilder’s novel The List has been optioned for development as a feature film series or television series by Known Associates Entertainment.

2019 Media24 Books Prizes winners announced – Niq Mhlongo awarded Herman Charles Bosman Prize

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).