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SA Partridge Wins the MER Youth Prize

Breyten Breytenbach and SA Partridge

Alert! SA Partridge won the R30 000 MER Youth Prize – for young adult fiction – at the 2008 M-Net/Via Afrika literary awards tonight. She’s pictured here with fellow winner-on-the-night Breyten Breytenbach (and see the pic of her receiving her award, below).

The award is for her first novel, The Goblet Club, and she beat out fellow “Ek is ‘n skrywer” winners Derek Muller and Bridgette Labuschagne to claim it. From all of us at BOOK SA, allow me to extend warmest congratulations to Sally on her achievement!

SA Partridge

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    June 15th, 2008 @13:24 #
     
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    No wonder you were so stressed! Congrats!

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  • Sven
    Sven
    June 15th, 2008 @15:27 #
     
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    Good going :) Looking forward to reading Goblet Club.

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    June 15th, 2008 @16:20 #
     
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    Well done, Sally!

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  • Cacey
    Cacey
    June 15th, 2008 @16:46 #
     
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    Congratulations, Sally! First of many, I'm sure. Proud of you!!

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    June 15th, 2008 @17:17 #
     
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    Thanks everyone! I didn't think it was possible to be that nervous.

    Oh and Richard, I was looking everywhere for you only to be told by Ben that you were in Holland. Your quote was very well received.

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    June 16th, 2008 @08:47 #
     
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    It would have been great to hook up. I'm planning a trip in August or September, perhaps we can get a group together thn.
    Which quote, by the way?

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    June 16th, 2008 @11:45 #
     
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    That would be great! It was your quote that was screened during your Honourable Mention about (forgive me for paraphrasing) how much you love your family despite your best efforts to avoid them?

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    June 16th, 2008 @13:22 #
     
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    Fabulous! Congratulations.

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  • <a href="http://rustumkozain.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rustum Kozain</a>
    Rustum Kozain
    June 16th, 2008 @16:08 #
     
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    Congratulations Sally! 30K smackaroos! Hmmm, imagine the gaming hardware you could buy with that! Then again, you could import lotsa pickled herring. No, wait, you could fly to Sweden - a (Swedish) friend I bumped into at CTBF (not Sven, though) says that there's some summer festival starting soon and all they do is eat herring and drink aquavit.

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    June 16th, 2008 @16:45 #
     
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    Gosh, I didn't think about all of that. Although I am waiting for the MSI Wind mini-notebook to come out in SA. That's something I wouldn't mind spending money on.

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