The Short Story Day Africa Prize

Submissions open 1 June 2017 | Submissions close 31 July 2017 First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100 Short Story Day Africa's theme for 2017 is "ID". This year, we're looking...

Sunday Times Literary Awards

The Sunday Times Literary Awards are composed of two awards, fiction and non-fiction, given by the South African newspaper The Sunday Times. The awards are the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (formerly Sunday...

Breyten Breytenbach – Laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert Award 2017

A poet, prose writer, essayist, playwright, and painter, Breyten Breytenbach is one of the most highly regarded South African writers. Writing in both Afrikaans and English, he has published more than fifty...

Dinaane Debut Fiction Award

The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, formerly European Union Literary Award, is a South African literary award. This award is open to South African writers resident in South Africa who have never been...

Call for submissions for Geko Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Fiction in Sesotho

JOHANNESBURG - 1 April 2019: Geko Publishing is proud to announce a call for submissions for the Geko Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Fiction in Sesotho. The inaugural Prize...

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

February 4, 2017 Deadline: March 15 An annual award, the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize awards best-published adventure novel and best-unpublished adventure manuscript. The winner of the published novel prize receives £10,000. While the winner of the unpublished...

Revealing the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist

We’re absolutely thrilled to reveal the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books include one previous winner of the Prize and one debut novelist. “It has been a great...

Tipped to win Nobel literature prize, Kenya’s Ngugi misses out – again

by Peter Kimani, The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o was the bookies’ favourite for the second year to win the Nobel prize...

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