Compelling novels of South African life make Barry Ronge Prize long-list

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The long-listed books for the 2017 Barry Ronge Prize. Photo: BooksLive

A HOST of compelling South African stories have been selected for the long-list for the 2017 Barry Bonge Prize for fiction, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading

27 thought-provoking books make the long-list for the Alan Paton Award

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The 27 books which have been long-listed for the Alan Paton Award in this year’s Sunday Times Literary Awards. Photo: BooksLive

Estelle Sinkins takes a look at the books on the long-list for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. Continue reading

Six South African books nominated for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature

SIX South African books have been long-listed for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

They are: The Peculiars by Jen Thorpe (Penguin Random House); The Yearning by Mohale Mashigo (PanMacmillan, South Africa), Piggy Boy’s Blues by Nakhane Toure (Blackbird Books imprint of Jacana Media, SA), Dub Steps by Andrew Miller (Jacana Media, South Africa), The Seed Thief by Jacqui L’Ange (Umuzi Publishers, South Africa) and Nwezelenga: The Star Child by Unathi Magubeni (Black Bird Books Imprint of Jacana Media, South Africa). Continue reading