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Ronelda S Kamfer en Loftus Marais wen die Eugène Maraisprys vir 2009

Ronelda S Kamfer Noudat slapende hondeStaan in die algemeen nader aan venstersLoftus Marais

Alert! Ronelda S Kamfer and Loftus Marais have jointly received the 2009 Eugène Marais prize for poetry, for their debut digbundels, Noudat slapende honde and Staan in die algemeen nader aan vensters.

Or, in the words of the press release from Kwela, which published Kamfer: “Kwela Boeke is trots daarop om aan te kondig dat Ronelda S. Kamfer se debuutdigbundel, Noudat slapende honde, pas bekroon is met die Eugène Maraisprys vir 2009. Sy deel die prys met digter Loftus Marais, wat dit ook ontvang vir sý debuut Staan in die algemeen nader aan vensters (Tafelberg).”

The award, considered one of the most prestigious in Afrikaans literature, is given by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. The authors split the prize of R22 000, taking home R11 000 each.

BOOK SA is working the phones to get hold of the judges’ statement – check back soon for that.

Meanwhile, congratulations to Kamfer and Marais!

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  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    March 30th, 2009 @11:28 #
     
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    Wonderful news for two entirely deserving collections.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    March 30th, 2009 @11:54 #
     
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    Veels geluk, Ronelda en Loftus!

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  • <a href="http://rustumkozain.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rustum Kozain</a>
    Rustum Kozain
    March 30th, 2009 @16:02 #
     
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    Woot woot woot!

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  • <a href="http://rustumkozain.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rustum Kozain</a>
    Rustum Kozain
    March 30th, 2009 @16:26 #
     
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    Why don't they give them 22 big ones each!

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