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...

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...

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March 15 An annual award, the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize awards best-published adventure novel and best-unpublished adventure manuscript.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 While the winner of the unpublished...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Short Sharp Stories Award

The “Short Sharp Stories Award” for South African short-story fiction is made each year by the National Arts Festival. An anthology of selected stories is published annually and the theme set for...

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