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Toni Morrison, celebrated novelist and Nobel Laureate, has died

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

Sign up for Read This! – a new voice note show, hosted by The JRB and Volume

The Johannesburg Review of Books and Volume have launched a new books show called Read This!, where you can discover what’s hot in the world of literature.

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’.

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 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.

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 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.

Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual by Amatesiro Dore

As part of The Johannesburg Review of Books January Conversation Issue, read Amatesiro Dore’s Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual:

The JRB shares an excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new book This Mournable Body

[The JRB Exclusive] An excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s This Mournable Body, the third in the Tambudzai Trilogy that began with Nervous Conditions

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.

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.

2018 Man Booker Prize longlist announced

The 2018 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced, including a graphic novel for the first time.

Michael Ondaatje wins the Golden Man Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje has won the Golden Man Booker Prize, a one-off award for the best work of fiction from the last five decades.

Harry Kalmer and Bongani Ngqulunga win 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards

The winners of the 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards were announced on Saturday.

Nigerian writer Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor wins 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize

The winners of the Short Story Day Africa Prize have been announced!

Shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize announced: honouring the best work of fiction over five decades

The shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize, the ‘five best Booker Prize winners of all time’, has been announced at the Hay Festival.

Pwaangulongii Dauod wins Gerald Kraak Award for his essay ‘Africa’s future has no space for stupid black men’

Pwaangulongii Dauod has won the R25 000 Gerald Kraak Award, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

2018 9mobile Prize for Literature shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 9mobile Prize for Literature (formerly the Etisalat Prize for Literature) has been announced.

The winners of the South African Literary Awards have been announced

The winners of the 2017 South African Literary Awards (SALAs) have been announced.