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2009 Sunday Times Literary Awards Shortlists

WhiplashThe ImpostorBodies PoliticThe Rowing Lesson

R75 000 Fiction Prize

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Street BluesChoice, not FateA Simple FreedomIn a Different TimeThree-letter Plague

R75 000 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction

Among the publishers, there’s a three-way tie for most shortlist placings: Random House Struik, Penguin and Jonathan Ball each have two books among the ten titles. Modjaji, Kwela, Picador Africa and Wild Dog Press make up the rest. The winners will be announced in early August in Johannesburg. Pics from the announcement function:

Jonathan Ball, Heather RobertsonMarga Collings, Heather RobertsonStephen Johnson. Heather RobertsonBarry RongeAlison Lowry, Heather RobertsonTymon SmithPeter Harris, Heather RobertsonNick Pryke, Heather RobertsonMandla Langa, Heather Robertson

Book details – Fiction Prize

Book details – Alan Paton Award


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    June 3rd, 2009 @21:43 #

    Well done, all. Hard to choose a winner from such an august line-up. If Andrew Brown wins, won't he be the first writer to have won both the fiction and non-fiction ST awards? I'd be pleased if any of these won, but maybe, just maybe Peter Harris would be my choice...

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    June 4th, 2009 @10:19 #

    A few pictures have come through from yesterday evening's announcement function. I've posted them above.


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