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The 2012 Media24 Books Literary Awards and Jan Rabie Rapport Prize Shortlists

Alert! The shortlists for the 2012 Media24 Books Literary Awards – formerly the Via Afrika Literary Awards – and the Jan Rabie Rapport Prize have been announced.

The Media24 Awards recognise work from publishers that fall under the domain of Media24, including NB and Jonathan Ball, while the Jan Rabie Rapport prize is open to all publishers and recognises outstanding debut or early Afrikaans prose. You can find all of last year’s winners here.

Winners receive a cool R35 000 (split in the cases where authors and illustrators share the prize). Without further ado, here are the 2012 shortlistees, in alphabetical order by author:

WA Hofmeyr Prize
– for best Afrikaans literary work across all genres

Onversadig by TT Cloete (Tafelberg)
Sirkusboere by Sonja Loots (Tafelberg)
Wals met Matilda by Dan Sleigh (Tafelberg)

OnversadigSirkusboereWals met Matilda

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Herman Charles Bosman Prize
– for English literature including drama, poetry, prose and fiction

Gallows Hill by Margie Orford (Jonathan Ball)
Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart by Finuala Dowling (Kwela)
Lost Ground by Michiel Heyns (Jonathan Ball)

Gallows HillHomemaking for the Down-at-HeartLost Ground

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Recht Malan Prize
– for best non-literary or non-fiction book

David Kramer: A Biography by Dawid de Villiers and Mathilda Slabbert (Tafelberg)
Diepsloot by Anton Harber (Jonathan Ball)
The Devil in the Detail by Paul Holden and Hennie van Vuuren (Jonathan Ball)

David KramerDiepslootThe Devil in the Detail

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MER Prize for Best Youth Novel

As jy ‘n ster sien verskiet by Maya Fowler (Tafelberg)
Dark Poppy’s Demise by SA Partridge (Human & Rousseau)
Signed, Hopelessly in Love by Lauri Kubuitsile (Tafelberg)

As jy 'n ster sien verskietDark Poppy's DemiseSigned, Hopelessly in Love

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MER Prize for best illustrated children’s book

Goblin Diaries by Alex D’Angelo, illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden (Tafelberg)
Jakkals en Wolf by Pieter W. Grobbelaar, illustrated by Séan Verster (Human & Rousseau)
Spookskip by Antoinette Diedericks, illustrated by Astrid Castle (Tafelberg)

Goblin Diaries: Apprenticed to the Red WitchJakkal en WolfSpookskip

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Jan Rabie Rapport Prize

Alfabet van die voëls by SJ Naudé (Umuzi)
Sirkusboere by Sonja Loots (Tafelberg)
Skool by Theo Kemp (Tafelberg)

Alfabet van die voelsSirkusboereSkool

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The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, 8 June 2012. Congratulations to all the shortlistees and especially to Books LIVE members Margie Orford, Finuala Dowling, Paul Holden, Maya Fowler and SA Partridge!

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Press release:

Media24 Books is proud to announce the short lists for its 2012 Literary Awards and Jan Rabie Rapport Prize. Celebrating literary excellence, these prizes are awarded annually to local authors.

The Jan Rabie Rapport Prize is open to all publishers in South Africa while only titles published by Media24 Books publishers in 2011 qualify for the Media24 Books Literary Awards. The prize money is R35 000 per category (prize money is divided between the author and the illustrator for the M.E.R. Prize for children’s illustrated books).

A panel of 18 judges reviewed the entries for this year’s prizes in the following six categories:

· W.A. Hofmeyr Prize for best Afrikaans literary work across all genres.
· Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English literature including drama, poetry, prose and fiction.
· Recht Malan Prize for best non-literary or non-fiction book.
· M.E.R Prize for best youth novel (ages 8 to 16, however not exclusive).
· M.E.R. Prize for best illustrated children’s book (ages 0 to 8, however not exclusive).
· Jan Rabie Rapport Prize for a debut or early work characterised by fresh and innovative Afrikaans prose.

The short lists are:

W.A. Hofmeyr Prize (in alphabetical order):

Onversadig by T.T. Cloete, published by Tafelberg
Sirkusboere by Sonja Loots, published by Tafelberg
Wals met Matilda by Dan Sleigh, published by Tafelberg

Herman Charles Bosman Prize (in alphabetical order):

Gallows Hill by Margie Orford, published by Jonathan Ball Publishers
Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart by Finuala Dowling, published by Kwela Books
Lost Ground by Michiel Heyns, published by Jonathan Ball Publishers

Recht Malan Prize (in alphabetical order):

David Kramer: A Biography by Dawid de Villiers and Mathilda Slabbert, published by Tafelberg
Diepsloot by Anton Harber, published by Jonathan Ball Publishers
The Devil in the Detail by Paul Holden and Hennie van Vuuren, published by Jonathan Ball Publishers

M.E.R Prize for best youth novel (in alphabetical order):

As jy ‘n ster sien verskiet by Maya Fowler, published by Tafelberg
Dark Poppy’s Demise by S.A. Partridge, published by Human & Rousseau
Signed, Hopelessly in Love by Lauri Kubuitsile, published by Tafelberg

The M.E.R. Prize for best illustrated children’s book (in alphabetical order):

Goblin Diaries by Alex D’Angelo, illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, published by Tafelberg
Jakkals en Wolf by Pieter W. Grobbelaar, illustrated by Séan Verster, published by Human & Rousseau
Spookskip by Antoinette Diedericks, illustrated by Astrid Castle, published by Tafelberg

Jan Rabie Rapport Prize (in alphabetical order):

Alfabet van die voëls by S.J. Naudé, published by Umuzi
Sirkusboere by Sonja Loots, published by Tafelberg
Skool by Theo Kemp, published by Tafelberg

Media24 Books would like to congratulate these authors and publishers. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Friday, 8 June 2012.

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  • <a href="http://henriettaroseinnes.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Henrietta</a>
    Henrietta
    April 23rd, 2012 @16:47 #
     
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    congratulations to all the shortlisted!

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    April 23rd, 2012 @22:10 #
     
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    Absolutely fantastic. I don't envy the judges -- going to be hard to pick winners from such stellar shortlists.

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