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...

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...

Enter the SA Writers College 2017 Annual Short Story Award

For Emerging Writers in South Africa The annual SA Writers College Short Story Competition acknowledges excellence in creative writing in the Short Story form. The contest is open to any beginner writer living in...

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...

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...

Apply to attend International Literature Showcase in Norwich

20 - 23 June 2017, Norwich, UK Join us in Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature, to make global connections and meet showcased writers. Engage in discussions with other leaders in literature, explore approaches...

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...

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...

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