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The 2010/2011 University of Johannesburg Creative Writing Prize Shortlists (English)

University of JohannesburgAlert! The SA Lit awards season has officially begun. Today, the University of Johannesburg released the shortlists for its annual Creative Writing Prize for works in English, one of South Africa’s richest literary gongs.

The prize rewards merit in writing without respect to genre – non-fiction competes alongside fiction and poetry – and is given in “main” and “debut” categories. The main prize winner pockets R60 000, while the debut winner receives R20 000. More technically:

The UJ Prize is awarded to the writer of the best original creative work in English published in the previous calendar year. The UJ Debut Prize is awarded to the writer of the best original creative debut work in English published in the previous calendar year.

Last year’s winners were Imraan Coovadia and Jacob Dlamini.

BOOK SA members Lauren Beukes and James Clelland feature on this year’s lists (Clelland’s book also won the EU Literary Award) – as does the late Stephen Watson.

Without ado, here are the lists, one of which is rather longer than the other:

The University of Johannesburg Prize: Main Award shortlist

Fruit of a Poisoned TreeZoo CityThe Mistress's DogMasked RaidersDouble NegativeThe Music in the Ice

  • The Mistress’s Dog: Short Stories 1996 – 2010 by David Medalie
    EAN: 9781770101746

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The University of Johannesburg Prize: Debut Award shortlist

Not a Fairy TaleDeeper Than ColourAfrican Cookboy

This year’s judges are Michiel Heyns, Imraan Coovadia, Chris Thurman and from UJ, Karen Scherzinger, Craig MacKenzie, Ronit Frenkel and Thabo Tsehloane.

The winners will be announced in May. Good luck to all – but especially to Beukes and Clelland!

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Ben - Editor</a>
    Ben - Editor
    April 15th, 2011 @11:39 #
     
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    Hey wait a minute... where the heck is Damon Galgut?

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  • <a href="http://www.darlingtonrichards.com/" rel="nofollow">moi</a>
    moi
    April 15th, 2011 @14:27 #
     
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    would that be a token woman per list? Maybe it's just that our men wrote (and published) 2-5 times more prolifically than our women last year...

    kinda puts me in mind, tho', of that night kunts post from tingle alley I saw this morning..

    http://www.tinglealley.com/

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  • <a href="http://book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Ben - Editor</a>
    Ben - Editor
    April 15th, 2011 @15:30 #
     
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    Erm, my turn to point out your typo, moi :) Please can we keep it?

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  • <a href="http://www.darlingtonrichards.com/" rel="nofollow">moi</a>
    moi
    April 15th, 2011 @15:58 #
     
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    lol, you may (sez I, with no edit facility @ this end ;-))

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