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The Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award 2013 Shortlist

Alert! Nielsen has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Booksellers’ Choice Award, representing the books that SA booksellers have most enjoyed reading, selling and promoting over the past year.

Last year the R20 000 prize, sponsored by Nielsen BookData in the UK, was won by Deon Meyer for his Afrikaans crime novel 7 Dae. This year, a total of eight books have been shortlisted and an additional stage has been added to the judging process so that members of the South African Booksellers Association will be able to choose their winner from the shortlist.

Eight Days in SeptemberWat\'s nuus?Songs and SecretsThe Last Rhinos
Taken Captive by Birds50 Flippen Brilliant South AfricansDie staat teen Anna BruwerSpud - Exit, Pursued by a Bear

The shortlist consists of six non-fiction titles and two fiction books: Eight Days in September by Frank Chikane, Wat’s Nuus? by Riaan Cruywagen, Songs and Secrets by Barry Gilder, The Last Rhinos by Lawrence Anthony, Taken Captive by Birds by Marguerite Poland, 50 Flippen Brilliant South Africans by Alexander Parker and Tim Richman, Die staat teen Anna Bruwer by Anchien Troskie and Spud – Exit, Pursued by a Bear by John van de Ruit.

The winner will be announced at the Publishers Association and Booksellers Association joint Conference in August.

Press release:

The Booksellers’ Choice Award is chosen and presented by the South African book trade in recognition of outstanding contribution to the industry. It is awarded to the book that booksellers across South Africa have enjoyed reading, selling or promoting during the previous year and celebrates the excellence and high standard of South African writing.

Nielsen is proud to announce this year’s shortlist:

This year we have added an additional stage and the shortlist of eight titles has been submitted to booksellers so they can choose the winner! This second opportunity to vote gave South African Booksellers (members of SABA) the opportunity to have their say about which book has had the most impact on their sales during 2012.

The winner will be announced at the Publishers Association and Booksellers Association joint Conference in August.

2013 Shortlist:

Eight Days in September by Frank Chikane (Picador Africa)
Wat’s Nuus? by Riaan Cruywagen (Naledi)
Songs and Secrets by Barry Gilder (Jacana)
The Last Rhinos by Lawrence Anthony (Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd)
Taken Captive by Birds by Marguerite Poland (Penguin Books)
50 Flippen Brilliant South Africans by Alexander Parker, Tim Richman (Mercury)
Die staat teen Anna Bruwer by Anchien Troskie (Kwela Books)
Spud: Exit – Pursued by a Bear by John van de Ruit (Penguin Books)

Good luck to the authors and publishers shortlisted!

Last year’s winner:

Who says crime doesn’t pay – 7 Days by Deon Meyer

The Booksellers’ Choice Award and a cheque for 20,000 RSA was presented to Deon Meyer in 2012.

“Deon Meyer explains why South Africa is perfectly safe for tourists and why he wouldn’t write anywhere else. Meyer, one of South Africa’s best crime writers, likes to distance himself from the country he portrays in his novels. His books, often featuring Benny Griessel, an alcoholic detective, focus on a corrupt, violent underworld where bent cops, drug dealers, smugglers and assassins rub shoulders with unscrupulous modern-day African politicians.” – Excerpt from an interview with Jonathan Clayton Africa Correspondent of The Times (of London).

The Sefika Awards will be presented at the PASA and SABA Conference.

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