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Sunday Times Literary Awards Wrap Up

The Rowing LessonIn a Different TimeHere’s a wrap of the 2009 Sunday Times Literary Awards from BizCommunity:

South African literature was recognised and praised at this year's Sunday Times Literary Awards held at the Summer Place, Hyde Park, Johannesburg earlier this month.

In a Different Time by Peter Harris (published by Umuzi), claimed the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction to mark the 20th anniversary of the prize, while Anne Landsman's The Rowing Lesson (published by Kwela) was awarded this year's Fiction Prize. The two authors received R75 000 each for their wins.

“Peter Harris tackles the great apartheid paradox, a period in South Africa's history when heroism and horror went hand in hand, with honesty and fortitude; while Anne Landsman paints an utterly convincing and poignant picture of a father-daughter relationship coming to an end through death,” said Tymon Smith, Sunday Times books editor.

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