Awards South Africa

South African Literary Awards 2015 nominees announced

Celebrating 10 years of growth and exhilarating success, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) will honour over 10 South African authors at a celebratory awards ceremony to be held at Tshwane Events Centre, Tshwane, Gauteng Province on November 7, 2015. The awards given are the Poetry Award, Literary Translators Award, Lifetime Achievement Literary Award, Posthumous […]


Gillian Slovo and Helon Habila to judge Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016

Gillian Slovo and Helon Habila are two of those who will be judging the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016. In September, I mentioned that the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 was open for business with those who win set to go home with £2,500 (US$3,835) if win the African category and £5,000 (US$7,670) if you […]

Awards Fiction Jamaica

Marlon James is the Man Booker Prize winner 2015

They announced the winner for the Man Booker Prize 2015 and the winner is Jamaican novelist Marlon James for his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. He has published two other novels, The Book of Night Women and John Crow’s Devil. He beat Chigozie Obioma whose entry The Fishermen was in the running as […]